Sunburst Platter

A project inspired by the turnings of Jimmy Clewes, I turned the Sunburst Platter in 2019 as a wedding gift for a good friend. The platter was shaped from a blank of Curly Maple, sanded to a fine finish and dyed in three stages to blend red, orange and yellow in an effort to mimic a sunset over Los Angeles. A spray-on polyurethane finished the project, and although my finish wasn’t perfect, it has inspired me to invest in a good HVLP sprayer to help improve my finishing.