Q:  I like the Idea of the Ring Master but I don’t like that I have to have a hole in the bottom of my bowl.  Is there a way to make a bowl with a solid bottom.

A:  The hole is required to mount the board to the lathe.  We have found that the hole is simply the best way to mount the board to the lathe and is easily plugged once the project is complete.  We recommend that you try it before you come up with a ingenuous solution to what many have found is not a problem at all.  A plug cut from the same wood will be almost invisible.  To further conceal the plug we offer a verity of hot iron brands.