Woodturning 101 – Video 7 – Turning a Platter

In this Woodturning 101 Workshop demonstration video, Instructor Kirk DeHeer takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a beautiful platter.  As with every workshop demonstration, we emphasize and proper tool techniques to help you achieve optimum results.  

In this video, you’ll learn how to incorporate a series of ogee curves into a basic platter design that looks great, offers the right heft and feel, and is equally suited for use in the kitchen or as a display piece.  

Every year aspiring woodturners attend our Woodturning 101 Workshop to learn the fundamentals that they need to be successful and have fun woodturning at home.

In our Woodturning 101 Workshop Video Series, you can see and enjoy every demonstration just as it takes place during the workshop.  In all, there are 8 project demonstrations and one sharpening demo. 

2 thoughts on “Woodturning 101 – Video 7 – Turning a Platter”

  1. Nice demo, I picked up a few tips that will greatly improve my turning. One question concerning the wax. After the wax application you mentioned the option of going with a hard finish such as Waterlox (one of my go to finishes).
    Will having the wax worked into the wood have any impact on the finish application and will it affect the curing time? Any special steps needed before the finish application? Thank you.

    • We’ve never had an issue with it – but one step that can be helpful is to wipe down the turning after the wax with denatured alcohol. That’ll ensure that any leftover wax is gone before going to your final finish. Good luck!


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