Studio Practices and Semi-blog

Filp-top Miter Saw Table

Cutting stretcher bars, gallery frames, and panel cradles is easiest with a miter saw. Storing and getting this bulky awkward tool out has been kind of annoying. With this simple filp-top table I made, not only is it now easy, but it also becomes a new table top when the saw is not in use.

The drawer stores sanding equipment. If you build one these, I recommend weighting the base as it’s top-heavy. There is closed box below the drawer that houses 60 lbs. of sand. Also important are locking wheels.

1022 Painting

I rarely do videos of me painting. I did some with this one. It’s an Acrylic painting on paper, mounted to a cradled hardwood panel. It went unfinished un-named for awhile. I showed the work to Jeff A. when he visited my studio. We were talking about names and I mentioned I named one of my favorite paintings Eleven Eleven because I painted it on November 11. He said, “you could name this 1022; that’s my birthday!” He seemed inspired by that, and that inspired me, too.