Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Newtown Geelong
    Posts
    1,929
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Paint Tin Holder

    Paint Tin Holder- I have been using this sort of anti spill blocks for years now and never thought much of it until yesterday.
    A friend and his friend arrived for a chat while I was doing a small model paint job.
    The guy made ships.He claimed he had never seen these paint holders,so I made him one.
    Hope it helps someone else.It saves tipping these small tins and jars over.
    It is just a block of MDF with holes made to size with Forstener bits
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Back To Car Building & All The Sawdust.

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Faulconbridge, Lower Blue Mountains
    Age
    58
    Posts
    4,700
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Top job Ross....

    Here's a funny & true story about small modelling paint tins from the early mid-1970's.

    When in the navy there was a hospital ward for sailors to dry out and the SBA's [Sick Berth Attendants] would encourage the sailors to build models to help while away the time, trying to keep them busy.
    One of the sailors for some reason or other, knocked one of the small tins of paint off the mobile bed tray and it landed upside down through the front of his pussers supplied navy PJ shorts.
    In his embarrassment he attempted to clean the paint off with the paint thinners and the whole hospital heard the screams as his very sensitive parts got petrochemical burns.
    I'd hate for it to happen to anyone else but it was a great laugh for months.

    Cheers, crowie

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Canning Vale WA
    Posts
    397
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Similar thing happened to a guy who worked in our tool examination centre,they used to supply dies,etc to manufacturers "in aid" when they won a particular contract ,might be for belt buckles or something like that,but once the contract was complete the dies were returned,refurbished,and coated with wax which at the time,molten so the dies etc had to be prewarmed before being placed in the wax bath.make a short story of it this guy was lowering the dies into vat,and forgot to warm them up ,so a soon as they hit the wax it blew back ,all down the front of his overalls ,they rushed him over to the first aid girl,she came running out of the first aid room screaming, guy was apparently pretty well hung and she had never before seen something the size of his, especially burnt,luckily he never suffered any lasting effects from it,but was the butt of laughter for many months.

















    '

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    996
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    That's a good idea Aussie. I have knocked paint over more then once. It is more likely to happen when a bit of stress builds up and I am trying to rush.

    I should just walk away before this happens. I will give your idea some thought.

    Pete

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    996
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thinking about Aussie's idea a bit more I wonder if anybody has some suggestions on how to empty paint from a larger tin into small toy size suitable ones.

    Also, what is a suitable paint holder for these small bits of paint. can you buy small empty paint containers or are their good alternatives out there.

    Pete

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    N.W. Melb Suburb
    Age
    75
    Posts
    1,521
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I have copied Aussie's idea using a scrap piece of 100 by 50 pine about 300mm long. I have 3 holes for Humbrol tins and 2 holes to take the small glass jars of Floquil etc.

    Thanks Aussie. A simple solution to a potential problem
    Last edited by Chesand; 4th Mar 2012 at 08:44 AM. Reason: Added a bit more info
    "It's good enough" is low aim

  8. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lake Macquarie NSW Australia
    Posts
    440
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Moving paint to small container

    I have used a syringe to collect and easily control the dispensing of paint into small containers. Luckily for me My Wife is "Blood Lady" and brought a few large syringes home for me to use. ---- Ned.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    996
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Ned View Post
    I have used a syringe to collect and easily control the dispensing of paint into small containers. Luckily for me My Wife is "Blood Lady" and brought a few large syringes home for me to use. ---- Ned.

    Thanks for the tip. i have several large drawing up needles and do not use them nearly enough.

    Now, I will have to look out for some small jars or containers. I think Aussie's idea might be something we can build on.

    Pete

Similar Threads

  1. Tap holder
    By kraits in forum METALWORK FORUM
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17th Aug 2011, 10:39 AM
  2. ceiling paint and paint blisters
    By ubeaut in forum PAINTING, PLASTERING, TILING, DECORATING, etc.
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th Nov 2008, 06:50 AM
  3. How to paint a new ceiling - sealer? which paint?
    By Daren in forum PAINTING, PLASTERING, TILING, DECORATING, etc.
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12th Apr 2008, 06:24 AM
  4. Can you paint over Linseed oil with acrylic paint?
    By Charleville in forum PAINTING, PLASTERING, TILING, DECORATING, etc.
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 8th Mar 2008, 10:26 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •