I had an “aha” moment the other day. But this time instead of the light bulb going on, it went off… literally.
When using my sandblaster, it can be difficult to see the piece I am working on in the cabinet. The sand and dust that circulates in the box dulls the window area that I look through. There are Mylar sheets that cover the viewing window that need to be replaced regularly, but it doesn’t take much for them to get dull. I’ve tried shining an overhead light into the box at just the right angle to help my viewing, but the glare was bad.
Recently, I was in the studio with the garage door open and the lights on. While sandblasting some pieces a storm blew in. It got very dark outside and inside my studio. I noticed that the darker it got, the better I could see my work. Aha! I turned off all the overhead lights and sure enough, the one little light bulb that was inside the box illuminated everything much better. So from now on I will be working in the dark!