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Hints and Tips #20: Card of Tacks for Spraying Smaller Items

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-14-2016 10:04 PM 645 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Painting pyramids work well for larger projects, but when you have smaller items to spray, something on a smaller scale is needed. I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and inserted tacks in it from the bottom. I spaced them about an inch apart and covered the flat sides with tape to help hold them in. The item you want to spray is held up by the points of the ‘thumb’ tacks so that it won’t stick to whatever it’s resting on.

[EDIT] I just found a few more pictures from earlier in the process:

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Reaperwoodworks

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 12:22 AM

Great idea!

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 12:49 AM

Excellent idea, Dave!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 01:13 PM

THAT’s what I can do with those thumb tacks! Thanks, Dave.

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 01-15-2016 03:26 PM

I’m glad this tip is being well received. I had it in mind for quite a while before actually doing it. Then I used it for a while before sharing it.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 01-15-2016 06:02 PM

Looks like a very smart and practical idea, you could also have a snooze on it

Nice band saw box too!

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 01-15-2016 10:10 PM

A very welcoming idea. Will use this idea right now as I just found a container of thumb tacks yesterday and was going to throw them out.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Dave Rutan

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#7 posted 01-15-2016 11:11 PM

I just found a few more pictures from earlier in the process. I’ve added them above.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#8 posted 01-16-2016 12:15 AM



Nice band saw box too!

- robscastle

Thanks. I’ve been trying to sneak a peek of other finished projects in some of these recent tips. Glad you noticed.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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