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May 28th, 2017 at 4:57pm
 
getting ready to turn 4 14" wood plates in walnut (thhats what buyer wants)  thought i woudl show off the plank i picked up its 2.25 thick
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Re: steak plates
Reply #1 - May 28th, 2017 at 7:38pm
 
It's always been my understanding that crotch figure like that is less stable than "normal" grain. Some crotch grain American elm I made into bowls a year ago became wavy across the figure after drying (I make once turned bowls).   Have you turned plates from crotch before?
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Reply #2 - May 29th, 2017 at 9:23am
 
thats the best part im not using the crotch for the plates.  the crotch part will be cut down into knife handle sized blocks and sent off for stabilizing. also this is kiln dried wood (thats just a bit of denatured alcohol splashed on to sho the color better )
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Re: steak plates
Reply #3 - May 29th, 2017 at 9:49am
 
Pretty walnut!!!   

Will be lovely plates.   

How thick a bottom is your target??   Thinking of knife cuts over time.


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Re: steak plates
Reply #4 - May 29th, 2017 at 3:32pm
 
Ken Vaughan wrote on May 29th, 2017 at 9:49am:
Pretty walnut!!!   

Will be lovely plates.   

How thick a bottom is your target??   Thinking of knife cuts over time.





Now that is something good to think about.  All of the ones I have made were very figured and used for display.
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Reply #5 - May 29th, 2017 at 5:55pm
 
the plates i made for my house are 1.25 total thicknes to the lip will have to check the bottom thickness.  if your nore sawing on your steak the plates hardly get scored (i made the set of knives for the plate buyer)  will post picters a bit later

as to how thick about 5/8 inch. these 14 inch will be a bit thickerr and will have a 4.5 inch dovetailed circle on the back (maybe only 1/8 to 3/16 deep) so that down the road i can rechuck the plates and sand clean if need be
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Reply #6 - May 29th, 2017 at 7:55pm
 
here are his steak knives on one of my house plates 2nd pic is another set i did a whie back but in curlly koa
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Reply #7 - May 29th, 2017 at 9:21pm
 
Those are some nice lookin' knives, Lloyd!
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Reply #8 - May 30th, 2017 at 9:59am
 
thanks im a knife maker first wood turner like  5th
i tell everyone i dont smelt the steel or grow the trees but i do all the other stuff from cutting the sheet/bars into blanks to heat treat and finishing
these plates are going to be a different kind of challenge.  that does not even include how im going to cut up the "waste" wood into handle blanks
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Reply #9 - May 30th, 2017 at 1:24pm
 

Much better finished than my Rudy Ruana steak knives (still stored in the  Norton abrasives box they were delivered in)

Good Work!!!

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Reply #10 - Jun 1st, 2017 at 12:21pm
 
I had a friend in Montana who was an airman then who made knives.  He started by using a 3" to 4" ball bearing and worked from there.  All I could say is he did a lot of work folding them over and over and over again, but the knife was SHARP and looked great.

I really like yours with the handles done so nicely also.
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Reply #11 - Jun 1st, 2017 at 5:18pm
 
little progress today all 4 blanks have dovetail for my 4 inch chuck jaws.  i will round them all and make sure they are all the same size then plan out how i want to do th foot and how dished out they will be
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Reply #12 - Jun 2nd, 2017 at 8:28pm
 
You do very nice work.Would  like to see this project completed.
Thanks
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Reply #13 - Jun 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm
 
got them finished up  and due to needing to be food safe the only finish i trusted was beeswax and min oil
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Re: steak plates
Reply #14 - Jun 7th, 2017 at 4:39pm
 
Nice work Lloyd! 

If I can ask, did you get the wood from a local source, or did you buy the wood already kiln dried?

Those plates look like... they need a steak!  Cheesy Thumbs Up
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