I purchased the magnetic tool holders in the photos of my studio from Amazon. They are Master Magnetics brand. You can get black or silver ones.
I often finish the bottoms on my bowls and hollow forms by parting down to a 1″ tenon and then sawing thru the tenon with the LATHE STOPPED! See photo above.
I recommend using a saw designed to cut wet green wood. A saw with big teeth. With lots of “set” in the teeth.
Beware! The lathe MUST BE STOPPED! Do not use anything with teeth with the lathe running! Do not use anything with out tool rest support!
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On 5/6/2022 I moved my www.carlford.us Website & Blog from GoDaddy to SiteGround.
I am now ONLY using www.carlford.us
My email is still firstname.lastname@example.org
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When I need to sand the inside bottom of a vase I like to use a sanding stick made out of styrofoam. The stuff they sell at Home Depot, etc to insulate foundations. They call it “Rigid Foam Board Insulation”. I use the 2″ thick stuff.
Why styrofoam rather than a wooden dowel? It hurts a lot less if the lathe rips the sanding stick out of my hands and it hits me!
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I like to spray Chroma Craft Wood Dyes from cheap Harbor Freight Airbrushes. The airbrushes are cheap. Around $22 each on 4/30/2022. Thus, I like to have one airbrush for each color. Like Nick Agar does in his demos and classes.
The airbrushes are a pain to deal with when not in use. They don’t stand up on there own. Thus, I created a cheap holder out of a 2×4 with a series of 1-1/2″ diameter holes.
I painted the 2×4 white so I could spray color samples next to each hole.
I really like this holder. I can easily move it around and store it on a shelf.
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I like and recommend D-Way Tools (brand) 1″ Long & Strong Curved NEG Rake Scraper BM-NRS-34-LSC.
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