As many of you know from his lazy susan projects my father is a skilled woodworker.
A couple of years ago he gave me a gift subscription to Wood Magazine which is filled with fine craftsman making beautiful pieces.
I imagine he hoped that this would help me stop hacking away like some kind of crazed, wood serial killer and develop the patience, finesse and skills to become a true craftsman.
He is wrong of course.
But! I totally appreciate his aspirational view of me and thoroughly enjoy the magazine. I read it from cover to cover, admire the amazing things people make and fantasize about, one day, making a gate legged table from scratch (which my father actually did a couple of years ago…. Showoff…).
So, when the recent issue arrived I settled in for my monthly journey of admiration, jealousy and inadequateness when suddenly I was confronted with a genius tip that even I can do!
In my work I do a fair amount of painting using either my sprayer or just spray paint. Often though, the pieces are small and light and it’s a challenge to hold them in place against the air flow of the spray.
But check this out!
You can use Glad Press -n – Seal to hold those tiny pieces in place!
Even though I don’t have a current project to do this with I had to check it out.
Happily I have a seldom-used box of Press’n Seal that someone left behind at a party (which I realize makes it sound like a very strange party but I assure you it was just a regular, pot-luck affair)So I laid out a piece and gathered some random, small, objects – two wood rosettes, a very delicate piece of trim, one of those plugs you use to cover up screw holes and one tiny piece of very light balsa wood (which didn’t make the picture) – and pressing lightly, stuck them down.
This is going to make life much easier.