I turned this dinner plate for our club challenge. Although I thought I had selected rough sawn red oak, it is actually poplar when smoothed out.
My eight inch plate is finished with walnut oil so that it could be used for food. Walnut oil can also be renewed easily after use. I did my best to make a smooth bottom and a minimal mounting mortise. I do not appreciate turnings with a deep mortise on the bottom. To me, they seem heavy and clunky since the wall thickness is excessive.
Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used with permission.