My first try after washing my hands
with soap so they were very clean did not work. At that time the
water level was a couple of inches lower than shown above. In the
photo the water level is up to the horizontal line in the bowl (I
assume it's a fill to here line). When the handles are rubbed in
a front to back motion the bowl resonates (similar to rubbing the edge
of a wine glass) and the water jumps.
The bubble wrap isolates the bowl from the counter top allowing it to
Note in the photo above (click on it for a larger version) the white
dots are water drops.
Slipp'n and Slid'n
3 Nov 2010 - The metal bowl will slide on a counter top. Using
bubble wrap (my
first attempt) did not work well because the bowl still moved. A
wet towel might be better but would damp the vibrations. A simple
fix is to use "Self Adhesive Anti-Skid Pads" (Shepherd 9970 from Home
Depot). Placed at the nodes, i.e. along a line between the center
of the two handles and along a line at right angles to that line.
PS It's easy to dump the water into a spaghetti cooker.
Prior to rubbing the handles you MUST clean your hands in soap and
water. A second cleaning so they are "squeaky" clean is a good
idea. Remember you don't need to dry your hands.