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Another thing that conveniently fluoresces in the shop is finish. Most finishes I’ve tested fluoresce to some extent — some more than others. Shellac, for example, glows a bright orange. Oil based products exhibit different shades of yellow-green, and waterborne products have a slight bluish hue to them. The real […]

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Shop Notes #8: New Lathe

I eagerly awaited this lathe, tracking it daily as it made its way across the country. When it got here, I realized that it was far too heavy to lift onto the stand myself. My shop hoist was tucked away behind a vintage Thunderbird that hadn’t been started for a […]

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