I often use 5 minute epoxy to glue things together. I now use West System 5 minute epoxy.
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Meta Description: Carl uses West System 5 minute epoxy. He is saving money and he likes the West System stuff a lot better than the ubiquitous 2 part syringes from local hardware store.
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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Meta Description: Carl recently started using the new 3M Scotch "Delicate Surface Painter's Tape #2080" Purple masking tape. He likes it. It works good on top of a layer of sealer.
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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Meta Description: Carl is now using sandpaper rolls from Klingspor for all of his hand sanding. Rather than "Porter Cable Stikit Sandpaper".
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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Meta Description: Carl's take on Steel Wool. Carl uses Nylon Mesh Rolls from McMaster-Carr. Part numbers for "Carl Ford" Course, Medium and Fine.
Here is some information I put together for a Power Carving Textures demo that I am doing at my local club.
I learned most of the stuff presented here in various wood turning symposiums and classes. Mostly from Al Stirt.
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Meta Description: Carl's take on carving textures with Reciprocating and Rotary Power Carving Tools. Recommended Burrs, Gouges, Layout, Cleaning up with Bristle Discs, etc.
Updated: 9/30/2019. Change bars in Blue on left.
Recently someone asked me for advice on sanding disks. That is easy!
I like the “Blue Flex” sanding disk sold by Vince’s Wooden Wonders. http://www.vinceswoodnwonders.com
I have been using these for the last 4-5 years and I am very happy.
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Meta Description: Carl likes the “Blue Flex” sanding disk sold by Vince’s Wooden Wonders. He has been using them for the last 4-5 years and is am very happy.