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## nesting bowls trick?

### Lyla Kaplan on wed 31 mar 99

are there any tricks to making nesting bowls that fit just right? (just saw
Kenneth Westfall's nice bowls on his web page). i've never caught it in
any books before...my technique is just to make a bunch the same way with
different weights, and hope some of them will fit well together.

thanks,

lyla

### Dannon Rhudy on thu 1 apr 99

If you want your bowls to nest with the tops all even, then the second bowl
must be the same shape and heigth of the first, minus the thickness of the
foot of the first bowl. Make the width of the second bowl sufficiently less
than the first so that it can be easily put in/removed from the first. If
they are
too tight a fit they will look good, but not function well. If you want the
interior bowls to rise up higher than the first, then they can all be the
same height, and you will only have to adjust for width and shape. Measure.
Measure. Measure. If you do a lot of them, it will come more easily.

Regards,

Dannon Rhudy
potter@koyote.com

At 08:52 AM 3/31/99 EST, you wrote:
>----------------------------Original message----------------------------
>are there any tricks to making nesting bowls that fit just right? (just saw
>Kenneth Westfall's nice bowls on his web page). i've never caught it in
>any books before...my technique is just to make a bunch the same way with
>different weights, and hope some of them will fit well together.
>
>thanks,
>
>lyla
>

### L.P. Skeen on thu 1 apr 99

Lyla Kaplan wrote:

> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> are there any tricks to making nesting bowls that fit just right?

Lyla,
Charlie Riggs showed us how to do this at his workshop last weekend, which by
the way, was fabulous.

He has cut a half-circle rib with a hole in the middle which is the form for
inside the bowl. This form is inserted straight down the middle of a cylinder
(while it's turning of course). Point being, if they're all the same shape
inside, they should stack w/ no problem. I haven't tried it yet. I did try
the "stick trick", (opening a flat bowl w/ a stick) and it's a bitch. ;)

If my description isn't clear enough, email Charlie mailto:riana@ac.net
--
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Living Tree Pottery & Soaps http://www.uncg.edu/~lpskeen
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### The Brinks on thu 1 apr 99

Lyla- If you make the largest one first, it's easier to make smaller ones
to repeat it's shape.
Like you, I judge the shape by eyeball, but measure the top rim as I
finish throwing each bowl.
Sorry if I've repeated the obvious to you!

Ann in CA

At 08:52 AM 3/31/1999 EST, you wrote:
>----------------------------Original message----------------------------
>are there any tricks to making nesting bowls that fit just right? (just saw
>Kenneth Westfall's nice bowls on his web page). i've never caught it in
>any books before...my technique is just to make a bunch the same way with
>different weights, and hope some of them will fit well together.
>
>thanks,
>
>lyla
>
>
e-mail billann@impulse.net

### Dwiggins, Sandra (NCI) on fri 2 apr 99

Using a rib for getting bowls the same size is a "duh"(G). Watch the Jepson
beginning video--he shows this really nicely, but he doesn't use the half circle
rib. That's a great idea, but would be hard to control at first unless the
cylinder has a nice coating of water on the inside and is very well thrown.
Thanks for this tip, Lisa. How are you doing? Any trips to DC planned again?
Sandy

-----Original Message-----
From: L.P. Skeen [SMTP:lpskeen@concentric.net]
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 1999 7:54 AM
To: CLAYART@LSV.UKY.EDU
Subject: Re: nesting bowls trick?

----------------------------Original message----------------------------
Lyla Kaplan wrote:

> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> are there any tricks to making nesting bowls that fit just right?

Lyla,
Charlie Riggs showed us how to do this at his workshop last weekend, which by
the way, was fabulous.

He has cut a half-circle rib with a hole in the middle which is the form for
inside the bowl. This form is inserted straight down the middle of a cylinder
(while it's turning of course). Point being, if they're all the same shape
inside, they should stack w/ no problem. I haven't tried it yet. I did try
the "stick trick", (opening a flat bowl w/ a stick) and it's a bitch. ;)

If my description isn't clear enough, email Charlie mailto:riana@ac.net
--
Lisa Skeen ICQ# 15554910
Living Tree Pottery & Soaps http://www.uncg.edu/~lpskeen
FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!!! It comes bundled with the software.
The Bill of Rights - (void where prohibited by law)