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Scott
1st Sep 2013, 12:30 PM
A couple of weeks ago I asked you all (http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/what-do-what-do-175121/) what sort of finish I should apply to a Blackwood platter I was working on. Thanks for all your advice however in the end I decided to go with Nitrocellulose Lacquer. As suggested, the grain 'popped' spectacularly. I decided to keep this platter very simple, I wanted the timber to do the talking. It's 300mm in diameter, 25mm deep and 6mm thick at the edge/rim.

So here it is and I'm very pleased with the end result. Sanded to 400g, friction polished and finally 2 coats of nitrocellulose lacquer buffed with 0000 steel wool in-between and after.

http://www.woodworkforums.com/members/56431-scott/albums/scott-s-grot/283383-blackwood.jpg

http://www.woodworkforums.com/members/56431-scott/albums/scott-s-grot/283384-blackwood-b.jpg

http://www.woodworkforums.com/members/56431-scott/albums/scott-s-grot/283385-blackwood-c.jpg

Comments and critiques welcomed.

joevan
1st Sep 2013, 01:25 PM
Well done Scott, the platter looks very elegant. It would be a nice mothers day present but it is fathers day and you can keep it for youself.

Joe v K.

Scott
1st Sep 2013, 02:12 PM
Well done Scott, the platter looks very elegant. It would be a nice mothers day present but it is fathers day and you can keep it for youself.

Joe v K.

Thanks Joe, see you at the club!

Mulgabill
1st Sep 2013, 05:13 PM
What a great finish Scott!:2tsup:

Ilya
1st Sep 2013, 05:16 PM
Fantastic platter, well done!

artme
1st Sep 2013, 06:31 PM
Beautiful!! Simple and elegant!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

That grain almost looks three dimensional.

Scott
1st Sep 2013, 06:56 PM
That grain almost looks three dimensional.

You should see the grain in person Art, it was very difficult to get a picture to justify it. Anyway thanks to everyone for their kind comments, I enjoyed turning the platter.

Evanism
1st Sep 2013, 07:03 PM
That'll have to go straight to the pool room.

It's lovely. Shame the pictures aren't bigger.

Kidbee
1st Sep 2013, 07:28 PM
Simplicity and practicality overrules everything. Well Done!

chucky
1st Sep 2013, 07:55 PM
Great finish when you use N/C lacquer. The platter looks great. See you at the Club next week

Uncle Al
1st Sep 2013, 08:29 PM
That is a lovely piece of timber Scott. An elegant shape, and very well turned.
You should be very proud of yourself, well done.

Alan...

cava
1st Sep 2013, 09:29 PM
Very elegant. :2tsup:

Christos
2nd Sep 2013, 11:10 PM
Now that is quite some spectacular grain.

Should also add well done on the platter.

Willy Nelson
3rd Sep 2013, 12:42 AM
Wow
What a stunning piece of timber. You have done it pround, Well Done
Willy
Jarrahland

Allan at Wallan
3rd Sep 2013, 10:30 AM
With all those kind comments you won't like
my response .... I don't like it.

I love it !!

Look forward to seeing it at the club shortly.

Allan