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Blog series by Lee Barker updated 05-06-2011 11:25 PM 2 parts 1627 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: From the Dentist and the Upholsterer

05-06-2011 11:14 PM by Lee Barker | 1 comment »

Used mostly for cleaning out little knotholes that will be filled, often by epoxy tinted with lampblack, these devices can be purchased readily at American Science and Surplus. Another garage sale purchase: A small box with a web stretcher, a tack hammer (with magnetic ends), a bag needle and this high quality tack remover. Brand name is “G. W. Mount.” Very effective as designed, and it also works well for staples.

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Part 2: From the Printer and the Doctor and the Mortician

05-06-2011 11:25 PM by Lee Barker | 3 comments »

Two and a half inches on the long leg, as you likely can read. Made by Starrett. This is a printer’s tool, given to me in hopes, perhaps, that I’d be the third generation in the trade. Wonderful, precise, satin-feeling measuring device. When your throat is feeling obstreperous, you’ll likely encounter one of these. Great for epoxy work, stirring those teensy cans of paint, and evoking the Pavlovian “AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaah” response. To change t...

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