Category: August ’20: Texture & Flatter Platter

August Challenges: Texture and A Flatter Platter

This month, members were challenged with experimenting with texture and turning a flatter platter – that’s all the information there were given! Have a look at the slideshow to see how they did!

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My Flattish Platter

I didn’t have any pieces large enough to turn the platter I wanted, so I decided to glue up some scraps, including a few different kinds of Oak, some Walnut and a little Maple. I ended up with a blank perfect for this 16″ platter. I aimed to make this platter as practical as possible, …

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Flatter/textured platter

Square shape, used lime wood. Texture used over the bottom of the platter using texturing tool , coloured and burnt, topside, texturing, ? and infill, several times before finishing using Hampshire sheen and intrinsic colours.

Phil’s Flattest ( first) Platter

First ever platter about 4-5mm thick simple embellishment with 3mm parting tool and a pair of skew cut v grooves, finished the HS Tung oil

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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