August 2020 archive

Teresa’s Flatter platter

A functional platter finished in food safe oil for Valaisanne (meats and cheeses)

Matt’s flatter platter

Not sure of the wood, probably elm or maple. Not sure what food I’d serve from it but I think it looks cool and it’s pretty flat.


Platter made in Birch. Intrinsic colour. Finish with hampshire Sheen gloss wax end microcrystalline wax.

Textured Burr Oak

Texture and platter in one, 27″ Burr Oak Platter textured with an Arbortech blade in an a 4.5″ angle grinder

Flat-ish platter

Here is my submission for the monthly 360 challenge. My “flatter platter” is not super flat, but I wanted to do something which reminded me of my trips to Australia and so I wanted to show the colours of the Red Centre with ancient pictograms from the Aboriginal people including their cave art. The images …

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Here is my submission for the monthly 360 challenge. The small goblet(3.5 in x 1.5 in) was inspired by watching Pat Carroll and is made from scrap spruce, unfinished as I knew I would employ acrylic paints, thickly, to look like aged rust. I hacked at the form with a Dremel then used a dry …

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Raised Flatter Platter

I dont know what the wood is as it came from a log pile. I turned it and then coloured it with Intrinsic Colours and finished it with Hampshire Sheen High Gloss

Less is more!

I wasn’t happy with my textured goblet, as originally entered, having put too much colour on the stem, so I put it back on the lathe and re-turned the stem and base. That was an interesting exercise and I think the result is far better, so here is the goblet, with the colour removed from …

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“Tiger King” textured flatter platter!

Beech, cut with a textured stripe finish on top rim, with a brass inlay into the crack, HS intrinsic colours to create & enhance the tiger stripes. Reverse side has HS textured black and white mixed volcanic sand inserted into rings. Approx 3mm thickness across platter with a 2mm foot/mortise all finished with YG and …

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Flatter Vertical Platter

Inspired by a piece from Bodrighywood, but also a cross between an LP and a waterwheel in it’s race. Stand is not yet complete, I think I will take the “race” deeper and make the holding arm a thin curved one, but the flatter platter is 300mm diameter x 4mm thick it does spin in …

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Flatter Platter

Not quite as flat as I wanted but…..

The textured flatter platter

Textured with the Robert sorby texturing tool and colours with intrinsic colours

Texture jeopardy on the flat

First real adventure into texturing. Enjoyed the process. And the turning is getting a bit easier, no catches occured during the making of these bowls ??

Luna flatter platter

Finished with black intrinsic colour and hot pink embellishing wax. Inlays are brass and aluminium. All products are Hampshire Sheen.

The flatter platter

Rolled edge and flat base made of lime and finished with a little Danish oil

Flatter platter with fire textured base

Textured base I call flames from the coal. Some texturing by hand and some with a Sorby texturing tool which i have no idea about lol

Texturing Fun

These three tops are the beginning of this year’s couple hundred spinning tops I make each year, each one with its own unique texturing pattern and colors. I make them for donated children’s holiday gifts that my local police department hands out each year.

‘The River’

This piece is titled ‘The River’. My inspiration is from a local river in Sequoia National Park. It’s both a flat platter and textured combination for the August challenge.

London Plain texture

This London Plain bowl does’nt need any added texture. His own is enough:-) Bowl 25 x 15 cm

flatter platter????

well with what is available in the shed ..found a piece of 4″ x 36″ that i used about 6 years ago to do house sign with router ..they were cracking all over ..manage to cur a small circle ..less than 30cm and by god it was very very very dry ..trying to turn it …

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Flatter, squarer, platter!

Turned from a bit of very dry beech, reclaimed from an old bookcase, there is some odd grain in this one. Intrinsic colours and gold embellishing wax on the bottom, Danish oil on top.

Textured goblet

I got a bit carried away with the Intrinsic colours on this one, but it’s all experience! The bowl was textured with a small carving gouge.

Tea light holder

Red oak 4.25 inches high by 3.25 inches wide lines burnt in with wire. Piercing by dremel in random pattern finished in danish oil.

A flatter platter

14 inch platter with a 3mm recess there is 5mm of space below the platter from the foot out the entire piece is 7mm thick.

July Challenges: Honey Dippers and a Taste of Asia

For the July challenges, WT360 members were tasked with their first cryptic piece and an easy piece – Honey Dippers and ‘A Taste of Asia’.

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Chinese Gong

This I my take on the taste of Asia challenge, a Chinese gong. The gong itself is mottled beach, coloured with intrinsic colours, textured and decorated with guilt cream. The mallet is ash, and the stand was made from some of cuts of walnut, I sprayed it gold and then black, then rubbed off some …

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Last minute honey dipper

So i turned a rushed, last minute honey dipper out of a piece of cherry I had lying around. Was a fun little turn, I can see where I rushed the sanding and I didn’t put a finish on it. But it’s not awful for the first time I’ve ever turned one of these.

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