Unpotting the – the ‘thing’

It’s been sitting in the pressure tank for about 48 hours now, so let’s open that sucker up and see what we got…

Eeewww… Well, that’s not too encouraging looking

Yeah, not sure about that color. Not at all

He’s going to make this into a lamp? Seriously? He must be nuts.

Demolding requires large rubber hammers. Did you know that? Well, I require them. Great fun beating on large hunks of plastic with hammers. And now that I got it in decent light, that color doesn’t look too bad. Let’s get it out of the mold

Ooo, I kinda like that. All shimmery and stuff. It still needs to sit another 24 hours before it can go on the lathe. It’s still tacky to the touch.

Meanwhile I got this going…

This is going to be the top plate for a pedestal cake stand. I hope. Maybe. This puppy is literally nearly touching the bed of the lathe. About 12″ across. Damn, this better work. I’m not even going to tell you how much that hunk of wood cost me. If all goes well, this is going to be a Christmas gift for MrsGF. Or it will fit nicely into the neighbor’s firepit if it goes bad.

Author: grouchyfarmer

Yes, I'm a former farmer. Sort of. I'm also an amateur radio operator, amateur astronomer, gardener, maker of furniture, photographer.

2 thoughts on “Unpotting the – the ‘thing’”

  1. I like the color. it’s complex and has depth. I bet when it’s got the lightbulb in it, it will “glo up”. 🤣
    I genuinely chuckled at that pun. I never used to like puns. Is this an age thing, or have I been infected by reddit commenters?


    1. The “Thing” was on the lathe all day today and it looks like it’s going to turn out pretty good. I have it shaped and hollowed out and has a sort of yellowish green tone to the color when I shine a light through it. I think it’s going to make a pretty decent lamp.

      I love puns myself. I think they’re great fun. There’s a program on National Public Radio called “Says You” where they actually encourage the audience to groan, hiss and boo when someone on the panel comes up with a really bad one.


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