Monday, July 4, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra: Philmont (My Gear) Folding Bowl

 July 2022

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design: Bill Macfarlane


Two days and counting! When it came to my eating system I tried lots of things and when I thought I had it down to a dollar store bowl and spoon I found this. This bowl is called a Fozzil  and the unique thing about this bowl is it unfolds flat saving lots of room in your pack. The other great thing is when it is flat after the meal, I can lick it almost clean. (Less work for the clean-up crew!) The spoon was another fantastic find and it comes free with a local yogurt shop's desert. The thing is unbreakable and best of all if lost, it will biodegrade. Make of corn I think.

Wow making this took a lot of trial and error. Wood did not, plastic did not work, what to use I thought? Well, I ending up using a advertisement (junk mail) post card and folded it just like the real bowl. I glued the corners with white glue and painted it with hobby paint. The spoon was carved from some pine scrap and also painted with hobby paints. The loop in the back is also made from that same post card. Finished it off with a couple coats of poly.

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