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    Ken Morton, spalted pecan potpourri bowl, copper ornament Jerry DeGroot mesquite square platter Phillip Medghalchi Bradford Pear boxes Phillip Medghalchi repair of one of the boxes
Ken Morton showed us a spalted pecan potpourri bowl with a copper? cover. Jerry DeGroot brought a mesquite and turquoise square platter. Philip Medghalchi showed two Bradford pear boxes. One of the boxes was too thin and the pressure of the tailstock caved it in. His fix is shown and he matched the grain very well.
Two hollow forms from James Johnson, esc. cherry burl James Johnson screw chuck with hollow form James Johnson screw chuck finishing holder

James Johnson brought a pair of hollow forms of escarpment cherry burl. He planned to make several and realized he needed a special finishing chuck to hold the bowl while he completed the base. He made the chuck from wooden disk with a large PVC sleeve screwed into the disk, foam filling and a wood disk at the top with a padded center hole. The whole specialty chuck is mounted on a faceplate. Here are the hollow forms, the apparatus with the top disk tipped up to show the padded hole and one of the hollow forms as it would be presented, firmly held by the tailstock, for finishing.