#90 Rusty Elm Burr (Burl) Platter Woodturning

#90 Rusty Elm Burr (Burl) Platter Woodturning
In this weeks project, I put my neck on the line again with what could be a controversial piece – an Elm Burr Platter with the top rim mostly covered with rusty paint!

The piece has turned out exceptionally well in my opinion and I love how the paints have turned complementary colours to the natural colour of the wood, and the texture the paint gives is a lovely contrast to the smoothness of where the piece was sanded.

The piece is 17.5″ in diameter and was turned with nothing more than a Robert Sorby 1/2″ Excelsior Bowl Gouge and an Axminster 3/8″ bowl gouge.

Here are the other bits used:

Hampshire Sheen Gold Embellishing Wax, Danish Oil and High Gloss Wax;
Modern Masters Iron and Copper Reactive Paints, primer and activator spray;

To mount the piece off the main spindle of the lathe, but keep it on the chuck, I used the Woodcut Tools Woodturning Pro Mount which I found to be exceptionally useful and easy to use.
The fact that it keeps the piece on the chuck, but still movable enough to work on is brilliant. The handles are solid and the whole unit is superbly manufactured.
What I didn’t show in the video was the bench mount I also received which will enable me to keep the piece on the chuck, and use the Pro Mount somewhere else in the workshop if I need to.
As an addition to the workshop, the Woodcut Pro Mount’s capability to keep a hefty chuck and work piece securely mounted yet maneuverable is certainly worth it.
I understand Axminster Tools and Machinery will have these mounts in stock soon here in the UK. http://www.axminster.co.uk. For other areas, please check https://www.woodcut-tools.com/distributors.html

Whilst I received the Pro Mount for this project, and to review it, I must state that I *do not* review products often, and I never review a product I do not like or would not use in the workshop.

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*** Small Print and Disclaimer: Woodturning can be dangerous. The project in this video is a demonstration of a woodturning project suitable for beginners and is not intended to replace a physical lesson from an experienced woodturner.

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This is my way of turning this project – Other turners may turn it differently and you may find your own way of reaching the same result.

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#90 Rusty Elm Burr (Burl) Platter Woodturning

9 thoughts on “#90 Rusty Elm Burr (Burl) Platter Woodturning”

  1. Hello Martin. A definite like from me. I didn't really have a problem with the side that you embellished, but the effect of the metallic lustres lifts the whole piece. In fact some of the reflections off the rim at the end of the video, do look like planished copper plate. Even the bigots will struggle to complain with this one. . . . (Ooops!).
    Regards, Glenn. 🙂

  2. Great piece Martin, awesome to see you at it again. I have to up my skills not just in turning, but editing as well.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Martin, I just love it. I do so enjoy watching the different techniques you use to create the most amazing results.😀

  4. The processes you use always scare me, but the end results amaze me every time. I just wish I had you confidence and ability.

  5. Beautifully done Martin. Thanks for sharing another good lesson and techniques


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