clifton wood on fri 3 dec 04
i'm sure lots of folks have more bizaar tools in their studios...
and, like any true eccentric, i probably think my oddest tool is quite
i do love my tiny fishing bobber... you know the kind... small, round,
red & white striped... push down on the top, and a small hook comes out
the botton for connecting to a fishing line.
well, it also connects just fine to a strip of chamois....
no more flailing around for the canmois in my water pail... or finding
it as an unwanted surprise in recycled clay.
i knew someone who used an empty plastic film cannister in the same
way... snapping the end of the chamois into the cannister, which then
gosh... i just pictured another odd tool.
not even sure what it's called. i call it mr. wiggly.
it's a drafting tool.... kind of a "make your own" french curve.
bright blue rectangular bar... about 12 inches long, with each side
around 1/4 inch.
the core bends & holds its shape... thus the french curve.
i used it when trying to decide shat kink of handle to put on a new
form. easy to bend it into lots of different shapes, hold it up to the
form, see how it looks. makes it easier for me to quickly eliminate
i just googled "flexible french curve" and found them offered at
several stores... called "flexible curves". go figure.