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Thread: Never thought it would be this nice?

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    Never thought it would be this nice?

    I have had this roughed out ash platter in the garage since 2015. Finally decided to give it a spin. It had a crack on the rim that I filled with a sliver of walnut bark. There was some minor cracking and some missing wood from the knot on the bottom side. I glued chips of walnut in the openings of the knot and filled the voids with walnut sanding dust. It finished out at 19 1/2” and about 1 1/2” deep. Rim is about 2” wide. Finish is wipe on poly.

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    That shows that you don't always need fancy burl or exotic wood to make something great. Good clean design and a nice finish make this a winner.
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    That's a great profile for a fine piece of wood, Bob.
    Grant
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    Great job.....I like it!

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    That's great! Looks like a portrait of a tree!
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    Beautiful!

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    Thanks all. This tree was a good 28” in diameter. Some of those growth rings are 1/2” to 3/4.
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    Simply beautiful. Nicely done!

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