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Robert Henrickson
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Rice Pirogue

Postby Robert Henrickson » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:12 pm

‘Rice boat challenge’ – oh – you said ‘Rice bowl’ – as Emily Litella used to say on SNL: “Never mind.”

When I started thinking about boats in doing this challenge, the “Rockin’ Rice” idea came first. Later I realized that if I joined two ‘goblet’ forms mouth-to-mouth, then cut them in half lengthwise, I might have a better boat. A second ‘cut and paste’ approach, with a rabbet join for the gluing. I thought about long skinny boats, and Ross Perrot came to mind, hence the name (I’m addicted to puns). Again, I ran short on time, so this and the second are more or less trial pieces.

Wood is Bradford pear from my street tree which was destroyed by an ice storm several years ago; I saved almost all of the wood from the tree and still have a fair stock. The ‘bowls’ are 7 3/4" long, 2 3/4" wide, and 1½” deep. Chopsticks are cherry and 8" long. No special tools. Lacquer finish.

I have to admit that this ‘bowl’ is too small as far as I am concerned when it comes to eating rice.
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David Keller
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Re: Rice Pirogue

Postby David Keller » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:03 pm

Dang it... I like this shape even more than the previous boats! I agree on the assessment about size, but they'd be perfect for a little ball of wasabi and some pickled ginger. Very nicely done!

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Re: Rice Pirogue

Postby Steve Schlumpf » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:07 pm

This is great! If we ever have to turn a gondola... I am keeping this in mind! Thanks for sharing!

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Curt Fuller
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Re: Rice Pirogue

Postby Curt Fuller » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:54 pm

I think all three are my favorites but this is my favorite of my favorites. Those are just too cool!

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Bob Rotche
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Re: Rice Pirogue

Postby Bob Rotche » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:46 am

Wow! These are even more interesting than the last batch! Love the shape. You definitely win the prize for thinking "outside the bowl"
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Re: Rice Pirogue

Postby Robert Henrickson » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:45 pm

Thanks for the comments! It was fun finally trying out some new ideas, using a couple techniques I'd had in mind but hadn't tried before.

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steve bellinger
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Re: Rice Pirogue

Postby steve bellinger » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:03 pm

Wow this is the first post of yours that I am looking at. These are great, and if the others are half as good you have my vote for the most unique bowls ( boats)

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Scott Hackler
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Re: Rice Pirogue

Postby Scott Hackler » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:14 pm

Very nice Robert. These invoke a sense of calm to me, so for that I attribute a definite oriental feel to them.
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