Tips - Turning A Plate
Turning a plate can be easier than you think!
recall that the feature in our last issue of Shavings mentioned
Mr. Brown’s interest in making plates. So, he sent a few drawings
and told us how he even adds the finishing touches while turning.
Mr. Brown mounts a piece of softwood directly to the faceplate and
then glues the workpiece used to make the plate right onto this
softwood. This way there are no unsightly holes in the bottom of
the plate when he’s finished.
a look at the drawings and his notes…
blank and place smooth surface of bowl or plate blank against
glue. Clamp while glue sets up.
After turning bowl or plate, sand smooth, apply finish (Deft),
and use 0000 steel wool while turning on lathe.
kitchen knife at chamfer, strike it firmly with mallet to separate
plate from soft back-up piece. Reface soft wood for your next
glue off bottom of plate and sand smooth, apply finish to bottom