I like to paint the edge of my plates or shallow bowls black with a Montana Cans (brand) 15mm
wide "Shock Black" (color) marker.
Montana markers work a lot better than Sharpie markers, etc because they are paint markers
that apply acrylic paint. The acrylic paint is thin like ink. It dries to a flat finish. No gloss.
Thus, I always top coat my finished pieces with a semi gloss finish. Continue reading Montana Acrylic Markers→
Meta Description: Carl likes Sanding Backup Pads (mandrels) that are thin, low profile and HARD. He makes his own out of 1/4" plywood and 1/4" flat head bolts. He attaches firm and soft foam interface pads to make his hard backup pad softer as needed.
Click here for a PRINTABLE version of the above blueprint.
Over the years I have made and used a lot of different jam chucks. This blog entry documents
the ones I like best. They are made out of good quality 3/4" plywood and PVC pipe couplings. They work good, are stable and vacuum tight. Continue reading Carl’s Jam Chucks→