01-15-2010 03:33 AM
Good Morning Friends,
I like to use chalk to rough out my project parts so I can rough cut them even before truing and planing however I keep breaking my piece of chalk. What would be a good method to use that would help to keep the chalk from breaking so much?
01-15-2010 03:41 AM
I appropriate side walk chalk from a bucket that my daughter has. I wrap mine with blue painters tape. Just peel the tape back as I use the chalk up.
I wish I could find a chalk holder like my teachers used to use. Chalk is long gone from class rooms now. My schools use Smart Boards. They are actually a computer screen. No chalk for those.
01-15-2010 03:51 AM
Chalk is long gone from class rooms now. Wow. Thanks for bringing home the age factor. Typing I will not talk or chew gum in class 1000 times just would not be the same.
01-15-2010 05:45 AM
I would tend to agree with the chalk holder if you can find anyone who still sells them. Otherwise, the painters tape sounds like a good idea. Almost like a crayon.
01-16-2010 03:14 AM
Good Morning All,
You fellows have it in the right perspective and I think the painters tape would work fine however the shop tip on page 15 in issue 194 stated to use masking tape and I agree because it is cheaper to buy. I'm not stingy but I like to think I'm Frugal.
01-16-2010 04:23 AM - edited 01-16-2010 04:27 AM
modified lumber crayon holder...
or make yur own... to any lenght...