A question frequently asked by visitors to our gallery is, "What is the difference between a platter and shallow bowl?" In simplest terms, Bowls have larger, deeper wells while Platters have a shallow profile and straightforward simplicity. Although I have, on occasion, created platters in the classic style (see Cocobolo platter), my preference is to create my Platters with flaring rims and understated decorative effect. Platters are the perfect way for a woodturner to utilize attractive wood which is too thin for turning either a Bowl or Hollow Form. It is not all that uncommon to get a blank sufficient for turning several platters. When this occurs, I often do several platters which, at first glance, appear similar but, closer inspection will reveal subtle variations.
And, be advised that a platter can be turned using wood supplied by the client---you. Should you want to order a custom-turned Platter, I would have to first inspect the wood to ensure it being usable for what you would like. For details re; custom orders, E-mail me at email@example.com or, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you would like to visit our studio-gallery, please call or email and we will provide directions for getting here and date confirmation---so I am certain to be here when you arrive.
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