This is an olive ash platter I turned to be as textured as possible for my friend and blind wood turner, Chris Fisher. You’ll need to watch the video for the full story behind it though!
It was a pleasure to turn this piece for Chris and I paid more attention than normal to the actual feel of the piece, ensuring a mixture of textures rather than the usual full-on smooth and shiny finish normally attributed to turned bowls.
The central knot, which I’ve called Fisher’s Knot, after Chris himself, I designed specifically for the piece and is available for download from this site. It is slightly wider than many other knots, allowing for fingers to move over it and feel the over and under nature of the knot. The carving is not the greatest quality, as I’ve not done it before, but it would look brilliant pyrographed onto something though.
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