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What is it? (are these?) Another in the on the cheap helpers

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Project by oldskoolmodder posted 1976 days ago 4098 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are quite familiar in another material to some here, and I’m sure useful, I just couldn’t see spending so much for the little dinky things that the store near me sells them for. I had some scrap and needed a break from cutting black walnut for a few projects so I took out the chop saw and got right to it…. I may not have saved anything but time in shipping, but they’re gonna be useful when I get to the three walnut projects. I dare say they have more uses than what the other ones are sold as.

The last pic could be clearer, but I was in a hurry to get these pics up so I could go make some money cooking for people. (sorry about that) I mounted some at 2” inches in from each edge (glue & air staples) on a small leftover piece of 1/2” MDF. 12×18”

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric





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Rustic

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#1 posted 1976 days ago

looks like they are post caps

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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TraumaJacques

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#2 posted 1976 days ago

Painters triangles?

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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EricW

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#3 posted 1976 days ago

yeah, i was gonna say painter’s triangles too.

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cabinetmaster

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#4 posted 1976 days ago

How about both of the above…................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 1976 days ago

newel posts for fences caps in other words.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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DannyBoy

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#6 posted 1976 days ago

Landing gear for a rustic, 16th century UFO.

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 1976 days ago

painter’s triangles….great idea : )
I can’t believe how much they ask for the plastic ones although I wonder if the finish will adhere to the wood points. Certainly worth a try !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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kshipp

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#8 posted 1975 days ago

I have these on my list of things to make also. I saw them in a magazine done by putting a drywall screw through a small square of plywood.
Either way it’s much better than paying for those plastic ones.

-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com

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Christopher

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#9 posted 1975 days ago

I have to ask: what is a painters triangle?

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Rustic

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#10 posted 1975 days ago

it is a triangle that you use when painting or staining to support your work as you stain or paint

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Karson

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#11 posted 1975 days ago

I would go with opainters triangle.

What I’ve done is use Drywall screws sticking up through plywood. Those little points don’t do any damage if you have a lot of them. I have them close together so that small pieces can be held also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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oldskoolmodder

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#12 posted 1975 days ago

Well Folks, that took all of about 2 seconds… DannyBoy is right!

Ok so maybe not, but yeah, The wife needed to paint some things and not one to use the tools, she asked me to come up with a solution so she could paint a bunch of panels and smaller pieces, in a short amount of time, both sides. I’d looked at the painters triangle for a while at Lee Valley and other places, but needed a sense of how “big” they actually were. When I saw them for nearly twice the price at our local Mom & Pop Hardware store as online, and saw that they actually are pretty small and dinky looking, I knew for a few weeks that it was time to make my own.

Yes, as Karson suggests, drywall screws would work too, but the problem I’ve had with that idea was that there’s always the possibility of catching yourself on a screw tip and we’ve all done that I’m sure. It’s one thing if WE do it, it’s quite another if the Boss does it.

Well, after getting home late last night from work, I checked out our handy work, my points and her painting and was told that they worked great that way. The extra ones I cut helped for the smaller size pieces that she wanted to paint by placing a few close to the other ones that were already attached to the MDF. What’s better is that the paint didn’t stick to the points. I checked them out and you could BARELY notice a few dashes on the panels where the points were. Quick touch-up if at all. The pics I took don’t really show GREAT detail of those dashes, so I outlined them with the red ovals to point out where they would be.

These were 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” pieces of scrap that I used, but I would do them maybe from larger pieces if there is a next time.

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prez

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#13 posted 1973 days ago

I bought a bunch of those painters triangles from LV…..just love them. Didn’t think I’d use them much but to my surprise….I’ve used them a lot!

I must be getting old dusty…....you’re right when you say it’s your turn to drive (did I get the “you’re/your” in the right order?? :-)

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 1973 days ago

Yes , George , you get a gold star for your efforts …LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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