Thread: Paint Tin Holder
29th Feb 2012, 02:05 PM #1
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 bitsBack To Car Building & All The Sawdust.
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29th Feb 2012, 05:49 PM #2
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.
29th Feb 2012, 06:05 PM #3
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.
4th Mar 2012, 07:29 AM #4
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.
4th Mar 2012, 07:33 AM #5
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.
4th Mar 2012, 07:51 AM #6
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
4th Mar 2012, 08:23 AM #7
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.
4th Mar 2012, 09:06 AM #8
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