Keeping in touch May 29, 2023

March 29, 2023

We have two entries for today. Earl Eidem has finished a Corian bowl and Trent Watts has a few projects completed.


Behold:  my first and last Corian bowl.

At one of our meetings, I won a raffle and chose some Corian counter top material.  I laminated three pieces and then turned a four inch diameter bowl.  

I’m not sure if I should thank our member who donated the material or not.  I didn’t enjoy the turning,  but like the finished bowl.

Corian doesn’t machine like epoxy nor acrylic.  Seemed more inconsistent.   It sure did dullen my tools!  

Earl Eidem


Trent’s Submissions:

The shape of this Big Leaf Maple bowl was inspired by a pottery bowl I purchased a few years ago and always liked the foot and the shape.

I used some Pau Ferro wood that I got from Jim Beebe to make a salt and pepper set for a friend who is returning to Belgium on Friday. The salt shaker is about 5″ tall.

The wood was just less than 2″ square and the pepper mill I used was from a kit for a 12″ long mill. The unit was quite unstable when standing up so I decided to make a base. I cut 8 sections of the Pau Fello and glued them into a circle. Then I turned the centre away so it would slide over the body of the pepper mill. It was then glued in place and I was able to mount it between centres and finish the final shape. It is much more stable when standing with this larger base.

A friend has chickens and often gives me a dozen eggs. I was invited out for supper and so thought I would return the gift and gave them a dozen eggs turned from various woods that were in my stash.

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