Introduction: How to Make Tableware Without a Machine
I saw people making a bowl from a flat plank with using a bandsaw on this site. It is an intersting way to make, however, the bandsaw is required. Now I find a way to make the bowl without the bandsaw as well as any other machines. This method makes it possilbe to reduce time and labor as well as mill ends much more than using the bandsaw. This time I used 1.5mm-thick rattan strips. By using the same method, I also made a sake cup from 0.1mm-thick wood shavings of Japanese cypress.
Step 1: Preparation
I used a dowel and rattan strips. First, I cut the dowel into a small piece and sandpapered the surface. I also polished the rattan strips with sandpapers, then soak in water to make soft.
Step 2: Roll Up and Form
I rolled up the strips around the piece. After finished rolling them up, I formed a dish with using fingers. You can check how to do that on my YouTube.
Step 3: Apply Urushi (Japanese Lacquer)
After it's formed, I used urushi (Japanese lacquer) in order to make it practical. I did a process (apply urushi⇒dry off a day⇒polish the surface) over and over again to finish up, which gives to water resistance and durability. This is entry-level, but If you get more knowledge about how to use urushi, you can put more sophisticated urushi techniques into the dish.
Step 4: Tableware (Clockwise From Top : 1.Dish, 2.Sake Cup, 3.Flat Dish 4.Ramen Bowl, 5.Oval Dish, 6.Tray and Transformable Coffee Dripper)
1.Dish (H 4cm x W 17cm)
2.Sake cup (H 3.3cm x W 6.7cm)
3.Flat dish (H 28.5cm x W 2.5cm)
4.Ramen bowl (H 8.2cm x W 16.5cm)
5.Oval dish (H 3.5cm x W 33cm x L 22cm)
6.Tray (H 1.8cm x W 37cm) & Transformable coffee dripper (H 1.2cm-11cm x W 11.5cm)
Etra:Sake cup made from rattan cortex strips (H 2.2cm x W 7.1cm)