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.
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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→
Meta Description: Carl uses his DIY Hand Held Laser Depth Gauge to show the depth of the inside bottom on the outside of vases, hollow forms and bowls. Am I deep enough? Can I go deeper? Have I gone to deep?
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Students come to my studio and fall in love with my quick
and easy grinding jigs. Over the years I have struggled with how can students make there own version
of my grinding jigs. This is my solution to the problem. Continue reading Carl’s 4x7x2 Sharpening Jigs→
Meta Description: Carl made a set of "Golden Ratio Calipers". He likes to use the "Golden Ratio" (1.618…) when turning hollow forms and wide rim plates. It allows him to create things with pleasing proportions found in nature.
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→
Over the years I have seen and made a number of different carving stand designs. Here is my
latest design. It is bare bones simple and works good! I really like it. Continue reading Carl’s Carving Stand→