Updated: 4/7/2023. I still like the Blue & Purple masking tape shown here. However, I almost never use them. Most of the time I now use the “Dick Blick” masking tape shown below. I have decided that it looks and feels cheap but it really works a lot better than your run of the mill cheap masking tape.
You can live the Blick tape on things for a while and it still comes off. Like days. Maybe a week. Not months. It is thin but it does a good job blocking paint when you spray pain or airbrush things. See my Good Cheap Masking Tape blog entry for more info.
I recently started using the new Purple masking tape. I like it. It works good on top of a layer of sealer. You can easily remove it with no residue left behind.
The tape is made by 3M Scotch “Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape #2080”. Look for the 2080 number!
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I am now using sandpaper rolls from Klingspor for all of my hand sanding. Rather than “Porter Cable Stikit Sandpaper”. I still like the Stikit paper but it is to hard to get.
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I want to document this here in my blog for my students.
The Nylon Mesh Sanding Rolls (aka Synthetic Steel Wool, aka Scotch Brite Pads) that I use are:
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I like to use Morse Taper drills in the tailstock of my lathe to drill holes.
Updated: 4/18/2021. The selection of Morse Taper drills on Ebay has sort of dried up.
Reasonably priced imported MT drills are sold by Victor Machinery (www.victornet.com)
You should also check out my “Cheap Big Drills” bog entry.
Ebay is a good place to purchase large Morse Taper drills cheap.
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