Salad Bowl and servers

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Project by rilanda posted 05-17-2015 02:39 PM 1016 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Commissioned to make a salad bowl that was to be used for that purpose. Limited choice of timbers suitable for contact with food I finally decided on English Ash for both Bowl and Servers. The servers were cut on my band saw and were 300mm long x 100mm wide, these were then rough cut to shape and then mounted on my lathe to turn the handle section only which was sanded to a finish. The serving end of them was all shaped and finished by hand using a variety of tools including carving gouges and soft pad sanding discs in a cordless drill.
The bowl was 275mm diameter x 75mm thick, the underside was turned first from a face plate to form a base to fit the jaws of my scroll chuck, this was sanded to a fine finish and finished with 3 coats sander sealer and 2 coats melamine lacquer. The bowl bowl was then remounted on the lathe using the spigot i had made for my scroll chuck and the inside of the bowl was turned, sanded to a fine finish and finished with four coats of a food safe oil. the servers were both sanded to a fine finish and finished with a food safe oil.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#1 posted 05-17-2015 03:05 PM

I’d feel lucky to have these in my life. I’d eat more salad too. Beautiful.

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 05:19 PM

great salad bowl and spoons


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#3 posted 05-17-2015 10:02 PM

Looks very good..

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