K&M of Virginia has combined standard painter’s pyramids with a lazy Susan-style turntable to create a complete finishing station for small- and medium-sized projects.
The Finishing Turntable features pyramid-shaped work supports that slide on rails attached to the top of the turntable. The shape of the pyramids allows air to flow under the project for a faster drying time while providing the necessary support. The pyramids slide in toward the center to support projects as small as 4" across. The 16"-diameter turntable can accommodate larger projects.
The turntable speeds up your finishing process because you can spin the project around to access it from every angle. The plastic turntable is impervious to most finishes and is easy to clean. The turntable supports up to 100 pounds, making it suitable for delicate fretwork or heavy intarsia projects.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the Finishing Turntable is $39.95. The turntable is available from several woodworking sources. For a complete list of suppliers, visit the manufacturer’s Website at www.finishingturntable.com.
M Power’s new R1 tape measure is designed for right-handed people. With ordinary tape measures, you must choose between reading the numbers upside down or holding the body of the tape measure with your dominate right hand while making the marks with your left hand. The R1 tape measure eliminates that choice. While holding the body of the tape measure with your left hand, you can read the numbers easily and make the marks with your right hand.
The R1 tape measure is a simple solution that makes measuring and marking user-friendly for right-handed woodworkers. The tape measure is available for $13.95. Visit M Power’s Website at www.m-powertools.com for a list of retailers.