Keeping in touch January 16, 2023

January 16, 2023

Earl Eidem has been exercising his creative muscles and has another interesting creation for us.


Government Promises #2

Recyclables:

We all consider recyclables in our everyday lives. 

This week I received a large item in a very well constructed cardboard box.  I eagerly assembled the item and then cut the cardboard into strips for the recycle bin.  Two nights later I thought there must be something I can do with the cardboard.   After retrieving the strips I cut them into 6 inch squares.   I aligned the pieces in the same orientation and glued them together with Titebond II.  Then I cut the block round on the bandsaw.  With a waste block on both ends, I mounted the cardboard block between centers. 

I found that cardboard cuts easily and experimenting taught the faster the better. A light touch and a sharp tool is necessary for a reasonablly clean cut.  Then it was a lot of sanding and picking to clean the fibers out of the air gaps in the cardboard.

The Bowl:

Like many government plans this bowl has good form but lacks structure.   Life experience informs you of the structure’s general purpose.  But upon closer inspection you realize the bowl cannot live up to its intended purpose.  It’s structure is so ephemeral that you can see through it: just like many government promises.

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