I’m not talking about actual cookies here. I’m talking about the kind of cookies woodworkers use to hold stuff up off a surface. I have a set of 4 cookies, complete with little caps. It’s amazing what a difference the right kind of equipment can make, no matter how small.
It used to be when I needed to get a painting up off the surface of the table I prop it up on 4 yogurt containers. This happens when I’m finishing off the edges of the painting or pouring a glaze. Until I got the cookies, I didn’t realize what a struggle I was having using the yogurt containers. No offense to yogurt container manufacturers, but they just don’t do the trick. They slide around and invariably at a crucial moment one will slide out from under the painting, causing at the least, irritation and at worst a big mess as the painting tips over. I usually end up hanging onto the painting with one hand, trying to keep it steady as I work.
The cookies are solid with a wonderful non-skid top and bottom. Even better, one can purchase little pointed caps that snap onto the top, raising the object to be held up onto points, thus offering a minimum of contact with the surface. Once the painting is situated on the cookies, it’s solid. No slipping. No muss, no fuss. A small triumph in an effective tool.
Voila! I’d like to get a few more sets to have around. By the way, you can find out more about the cookies at www.rockler.com. And no, they’re not paying me for this glowing review.