Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
What is the practical/Sellable Size for a Platter?

Mark Kauder
>One of the things that have been dying to make - once I got a lathe that would allow it - is a Platter or shallow Bowl.

I am making a segmented platter (I will call it a platter though it may more correctly be a shallow bowl) that I designed to be 18" across with a depth of 2.25". It is currently 14.5" across, and I am thinking "Whoa, this is getting big" (my mini-lathe mind at work).

It got me to thinking, what is a good size for this type of bowl/platter. I have 3 solid wood ones drying out of Ambrosia Sycamore that are 14-15". That looks like a good size for a fruit bowl in the middle of a table.

I would appreciate your opinions.

Mark

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