I use a lot of masking tape in my studio. I use it to masking off things when painting. I also use it to protect delicate edges on hollow from rims, etc when sanding.
It is hard to find good masking tape locally at a reasonable price. I started using Blick brand masking tape from Dick Blick on the web (www.dickblick.com) last year.
I like it. The price is reasonable. Yea, it is a bit thin and feels cheap. But, it works good. The glue is good. I often leave it on pieces for days or even weeks and have not run into any problems removing it. I find myself using this tape more and more often rather than purple or blue masking tape.
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I have now turned 60 hollow forms in the last 3 months. During the Covid-19 shutdown. So far so good. They have kept the doctor away.
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Updated: 10/12/2020. Many of the above hollow forms are now for sale in my CarlFordWoodturner Etsy Shop. I am adding them one by one each day to my Etsy Shop.
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Adding color via paint and/or stain to your turnings is a great way to spice up boring wood. It allows you to make beautiful pieces out of cheap wood. Painting with the lathe running is easy! Anyone can do it.
This demo focuses on three different easy techniques: • Painting between the lines using Acrylic Paints. • Coloring between the lines using Sharpe Permanent Magic. Markers. • Full coverage color using Woodburst Stains.
Please contact me if you would like me to do this demo for your club or symposium.