Diamond Plate
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Wood not metal. Walnut and Maple. 10" diameter 1/4" thick. 224 pieces. Comments and critiques welcome


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  Re: Diamond Plate by Turner52 (Wood not metal. Waln...)
Wow! That really pops. I’m impressed.
Carolyn

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  Re: Diamond Plate by Turner52 (Wood not metal. Waln...)
Absolutely beautiful!  Do you have any in progress photos?  The finish really stands out - what did you use?

Lonnie
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  Re: Diamond Plate by Turner52 (Wood not metal. Waln...)
No in progress pictures, but I do have a few starter pieces I will post as soon as I can. Will give you an idea of how I did it. Finish is 4 coats of shellac and 5 coats of spray rattle can gloss lacquer.
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  Re: Diamond Plate by Turner52 (Wood not metal. Waln...)
Mr Eddie. This is how I did the plate except you will see that in this piece some of the diamonds are bigger. I will round this out and slice it in half and inlay it into the bottom of a bowl. The plate is really an easy piece to do. The important thing to do is make sure your pieces are all exactly the same width. I cut them and then run them thru my thickness sander. The first star is a rub joint then held in place with rubber bands. After that is dry I can keep adding as many rows as I want. Make sure you do not have any glue squeze out at the short points or your next row will not go in all the way I just put as many rubber bands as I need to pull the rows tight. After the initial star the rest are all self alligning so it is a really easy glue up


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