Wooden dish turned on my pole lathe.
This is a medium size dish turned from Birch. I 'double turn' my plates,i.e. they are roughly turned, left to dry and warp and then put back on the lathe for second round turning. This way, I can turn from smaller diameter stock and the plates will stay dimensionally stable. I do this because I think a wobbly plate is just not useful and enjoyable. You don't want to wear your gravy.
I started turning dishes after being inspired by looking at some of the Mary Rose dishes. Dishes are somewhere inbetween a bowl and a flat plate. I remember using dishes a lot when I was growing up and they were part of our evryday household items. If you eat something a little bit more saucy this is the perfect vessel to use.
The walls on this one are quite subtle and the dish is very light.
It measures 7 3/4 in (19cm) and is around 4cm high.
Authentic and useable woodware.
Living history and re-enactors love these as they are properly turned on a tradtional, foot powered lathe. No sandpaper or any other cheats to make it look polished.
All plates are turned to a high quality standart that I love to maintain with all my work. Ideal for yourself, as a wedding or housewarming present, and for all re-enactors who care about the authenticity of their kit.
I aim to send your items within 3-4 working days. Postage will be added at check out. You will get a notification email when it is on its way.
Wooden plates can be used for hot and cold food. They do not like to be put into microwaves and dishwasher. Handwash only.