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  1. I also used shellawax, but it seems if the item is handled a lot, the shine goes away pretty quickly. Since I started using Aussie oil, the shine lasts a very long time. I had emailed the maker of Aussie oil (they are the ones that make the triple e also) and they said I could use both triple e and the Aussie oil. I have been using it ever since....about 2 or 3 years now.
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    Silver maple

    Thank you...I did not know it was a fast growing tree. I guess that would explain why it seemed softer.
  3. Pauley

    Silver maple

    The silver maple seem a lot softer than what I thought it would be, but it was a blast turning it....doesn’t take much to make me smile....
  4. Pauley

    Silver maple

    That’s exactly where I get 99 percent of my lumber from. They’re great people and have a large variety of material. I have also used Goosebay lumber.
  5. Pauley

    Silver maple

    Thanks Artie. This is the largest bowl I’ve ever turned....
  6. Pauley

    Silver maple

    It was strange. I mounted the piece on the lathe using the worm screw. In think I would use the face plate next time. Speed was a definite factor on the outboard side, and with the fact that the lathe vibrated pretty bad until I could get it round. Once I had the bottom turned and put the shape I wanted, it went well once I was able to flip it around and hog out the platter and shape the top....but it was a lot of fun....
  7. Pauley

    Silver maple

    Thanks Lew. I wanted to try and do a platter that would be like a shaker style and thought the wide rim would do it. The silver maple is dry. I got it from a local hardwood lumber yard. The piece I got was 2 inches thick by 15 1/2 inches wide and 3 feet long. It a beautiful piece of maple.
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    Silver maple

    The largest platter I’ve ever turned. A 15 inch silver maple platter. I turned this on my Laguna Revo 1216 lathe on the outboard side. A bit nerve racking doing it. First I used the worm screw in the chuck and I probably should have used a face plate...once I had the bottom done and made the tenon for the chuck, it was easier hogging out the inside. I’m pleased with the way it came out...and so is my wife! I sanded up to 4000 grit, then used triple e and finally Aussie oil. Hope you folks like it...
  9. Hi Cal. Nope no glue at all. The pegs are tapped in to a specific sized hole though the body of the box and though the box bottom, which is 1/4 inch thick. Most people use the round tooth picks cut in half. Once it’s tapped in it’s cutoff and sanded smooth.
  10. Thanks Gene. No brass, but copper tacks is what you see. It’s only those tacks and some small pegs that hold this together...no glue.
  11. I’ll give it a try once I’m ready...
  12. If you mean a step by step build, I’ll give it a try. Never done that before, I usually get zoned in when building or turning something, but I’ll give it a shot. First I have to see if my old craftsman belt sander even works.....I think it does...
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