For a while i’ve been wanting to try out the lathe in the workshop. I knew it would be able to give me a nice bowl shaped container, I just wasn’t sure how easy it would be. It turns out it isn’t too difficult, with engineering foam anyway. The results above took a little over two hours most of which was sanding. The breakout boards for my RFID Readers are still to arrive so I can’t do any range tests till then. My first thoughts are the depth and width. I think the final product will need t be shallower and maybe 50% bigger in diameter. There will also need to be a recess underneath to house the electronics. The engineers foam has also proved itself as a new material I could use. I had always planned to use wood, something hard like oak, but painting the foam a solid colour is starting to become a viable option. I’ll conduct a few tests on the block above and see how it looks and feels. Overall, i’m really happy with the results and how simple it was although this will probably change with real wood.