Chip & Dip Platter & Bowl

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Project by Bill Hall posted 12-18-2008 06:37 PM 1978 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chip, etc platter with a bowl that can be used for dip, candy, etc. It’s a Christmas gift for my Aunt and Uncle. It’s made of maple and finished with General Salad Bowl Finish. I almost lost this project a couple of times due to my lacking skill, but I plugged on and saved it from the firewood pile!


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#1 posted 12-18-2008 09:51 PM

That is really nice. What size is it?


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#2 posted 12-18-2008 09:53 PM

Thanks. It’s between 8 and 9 inches I think. My lathe has a 10” swing, so I tried to go as big as I could.


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#3 posted 12-19-2008 03:57 AM

Nice project there Bill. The cocobolo bowl looks good also.

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#4 posted 12-29-2008 08:54 AM

Nice looking set. Glad you saved it from disaster. Everyone who turns gets a disaster occasionally. Sometimes it is just from unexpected problems with the wood. Sometimes because we are stretching our limits. If you are not already aware of it, extra thick “super” glue works miracles in stopping cracks and repairing flaws. It even fills small voids. Many of us save more firewood from being burned than the other way around because wood piles is where I get a lot of my pieces. You might try Behlen’s salad bowl finish. It builds a finish much faster than Generals but has a bad habit of skimming over in the can so keep the air out whenever possible. Don’t forget to sign and date your work. I use a vibrating carbide tipped marking tool to “write” into the wood.

-- Les B, Oregon

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