This one uses pieces of PVC that are all cut to 24".
I glued the
fittings I don't want to come apart, and sanded the ends
of the pipes
that I will want to assemble and disassemble.
A plain white background puts all the attention of
the viewer on the
object, and almost any light source is good enough. I
can't say enough
good things about this little thing. I store it in an old photo tripod bag when it is not
I took a picture of a new tool, galoot made of
course, that I just
finished making, using the new backdrop. As you will
see a piece that
is 27" long is too big for the backdrop. But most small
stuff will work
just fine. (Scott Grandstaff! You listening??)
At my last woodturner's club meeting I saw a tool that
is used for hollowing small bowls and vases on the
lathe. The tool is used through a hole just a
little bigger than the diameter of the tool. I recall
that the price of that tool was horrendous.
So what is a galoot to do? Make his own of course!
So I proceeded to do just that. Some grinding, filing,
tapping, and a little silver solder, turn a handle on
the lathe, and
voila! Expensive tool at a galoot price! It uses a
ground down 1/4"
HSS tool bit for a cutter, and the cutter is held in by
August 11, 2005