Tools of the Trade
Here's the first edition of a new weekly feature on rcboisjoli, Tools of the Trade will be a posting of my favourite and most used tools of the studio. I often rely on several tools for finishing, decorating and fabricating my work. This feature was inspired by a series of stunning photographs by studio mate Naomi Yasui on her blog, Canadian China. Check them out here: sponge on a stick.
Tool: Modeling tool
Origin: Lee Valley
Age: 7 years
Description: Hexagonal ridged handle, flexible wide head, steel.
Use: Daily. Best for cutting cast wares from the reservoir. Flexible thin blade allows for a smooth cut along reservoir ridge. Often misplaced and often needed but always found again.