Keeping in touch January 27, 2021

January 27, 2021

Mel Genge has a story and some pictures to explain this weeks adventures in his shop. A little ingenuity can solve lots of turning problems. The unanswered question is ‘Where does Sharon hide that delicious Poppycock?’


I have been trying to make the bottoms of my bowls a little thinner, but I got them to where the inside and outside met. I had the one with the green rim finished except for taking off the foot. That’s when the trouble began. I made a nice circle in the bottom, put on a new foot and filled the gap with green two part epoxy. I showed it to Sharon and explained what had happened. Her response was to keep the bowl filled with poppycock and it will be fine.

My second one was a nice piece of Manitoba Maple burl. Again the bottom was too thin, so I made a little ornament out of it.

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