Finishing turnings and other small wooden pieces for toys was always a hassle because I could never find a good place to set them to dry. I solved the problem with strips of hardware cloth.

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HARDWARE CLOTH MAKES A MINI DRYING RACK

Finishing turnings and other small wooden pieces for toys was always a hassle because I could never find a good place to set them to dry. I solved the problem with strips of hardware cloth. By cutting thin strips, I can bend the hardware cloth to the shape I need to support even irregularly shaped pieces. The cut points of the mesh support the pieces with minimal contact. I use larger mesh for bigger projects; smaller mesh for little pieces.
—J.M. Evans, Waycross, Ga.