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Project by hifijohn posted 01-26-2010 07:58 AM 2147 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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rice glues together and turned on a lathe. if you can put rice in a abowl why not make the bowl itself out of rice.

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#1 posted 01-26-2010 03:57 PM

Great use for common household item. I can see some dyes or stains working well on this. Maybe even dye in the glue. What kind of glue did you use for the bowl? Is there any ‘finish’ on the bowl? What did you sand it with, (can’t resist) ‘rice-paper’? Great idea. I did one like this using sawdust and wood chips a few years back all compacted with glue in a half-gallon milk carton, took weeks for the glue to dry. How do you glue the rice together? Do you use some type of mold or form? Please give us LJs more detail!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 04:39 PM

I never would have thought to use rice. Very cool turning.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 04:46 PM

Can you tell us how you prepared the blank? It looks really cool.


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#4 posted 01-26-2010 05:44 PM

Unique project and material

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-26-2010 08:23 PM

very cool indeed.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 01-26-2010 08:26 PM

So much for “Thin Soup”! really though: Very clever


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#7 posted 01-26-2010 09:05 PM

this should answer some question:

ordinary glue was used, about a week to dry,spray painted with white enamel paint.

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#8 posted 01-29-2010 12:44 AM

so, logically, next would be a real coffee mug?

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#9 posted 01-29-2010 04:11 AM

Uhm… wow… very interesting.

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