Salad bowl--Seriously who eats salad in December? New Year's Resolution coming up

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Project by grace123 posted 12-19-2017 01:00 AM 2967 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas time—Makes me think of cooking wonderful, yummy, calorie-laden goodies. I made cookie jars for three daughters. They are most excellent bakers. I have another daughter who is incredibly healthy, beautiful, slim, and prefers salads to cookies (hard to believe, isn’t it). With that thought in mind, I made a salad bowl as an addition to her serving ware. I used a 12×12 inch piece of half-inch Baltic birch plywood and made a salad bowl for her.

The diameter is 11 inches, height 3 3/4 inches. Glue up was with Tite Bond III. First layer of finish was amber shellac, followed by urethane salad bowl finish. It should be okay to hand wash.

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#1 posted 12-19-2017 04:52 AM

I don’t like salad in December either, but this bowl is great.

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#2 posted 12-19-2017 08:57 PM

Funny thing is I’m not a real healthy eater but I had a salad last night as we were out to eat. Just thinking about all the different kinds of cookies my niece sent up yesterday made me behave a little bit – to save room for more Christmas treats!
Beautiful looking bowl! Plywood seems to be showing up more and more these days as something to try. Maybe I’ll clean up my scraps and try turning it as well!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#3 posted 12-19-2017 09:29 PM

Yes, in December we tend to use green leafy things as decorations instead of food, but that makes salad bowls a GREAT gift idea – further incentive to start the New Year off with healthy eating habits. (And by Super Bowl Sunday the salad bowl can be used for chips, or popcorn.) LOL Thanks for posting, Merry Christmas.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 12-19-2017 09:44 PM

Well down our way here in NZ Grace we are living on lovely fresh salads every day, MId summer here 30*c plus,
nice job on the bowl :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 12-19-2017 09:48 PM

What a beautiful bowl. You really did a nice job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 12-20-2017 03:34 PM

Nicely done, I am just about to step into the garage to start a new bowl too.

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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