Inside Bottom Sanding Stick

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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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2×4 Harbor Freight Airbrush Holder

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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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Live Demos at 2022 Totally Turning

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Photo: Live Demos at 2022 Totally Turning 2I will be demonstrating live at 2022 Totally Turning symposium in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 & 27, 2022.

Click here for demos handout with tools and paint information in PDF (266K).

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Golden Ratio Calipers

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I made a set of "Golden Ratio Calipers".

I like to use the "Golden Ratio" (1.618…) when creating hollow forms and wide rim plates. It allows me to create things with pleasing proportions found in nature.

The golden ratio tells me where the widest diameter of a hollow form should be relative to the top and bottom. It also tells we how big the bowl in the center of wide rim bowl or plate should be. Continue reading Golden Ratio Calipers

New Pinterest Gallery of Carl’s Wood Art

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I have been working hard on putting together a photo gallery of my wood art on Pinterest.

It’s ready for prime time. Click here to check it out.

I created a user friendly (no Pinterest login required) front end to my big gallery (over 300 items)
on Pinterest.
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