Poor mans Paint Cookies or Bench Cookie Cones (Screws-N-Plywood)

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Project by PaBull posted 01-07-2012 03:30 AM 5395 views 19 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I was busy finishing up a little project. But I was in a hurry and wanted to put finish on all sides. I needed something to keep the project up in a way that you could not see that is had to dry on “blocks”.

I did not have time to order something online or go to the store. Nor did i feel like spending any precious hard earned money.

So I used a 2” hole saw. I used superglue to glue a 1” drywall screw on top of this puck. And I was planning on using them more often, so I put a coat of Polyurethane on it.

And there you have it…..the poor mans cookies.


Oh, I forgot to mention that these guys will stack nicely as you see here. And maybe even better if you use 3/4” screws (instead of the 1” drywall screws I used). The screws nest into the hole from the pilot drill from the hole saw.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 03:35 AM

Now that’s using your head for something other than a coat rack. Very clever, I hope you don’t mind if I borrow your invention.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 03:37 AM

No, Bill, anytime!!
Make it your favorite!!

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 03:54 AM

Me too! Necessity is the mother of invention.

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 04:01 AM

I get the point. It works !

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 04:03 AM

Nice improv. I too am cheap & made something similar a few years ago. If you plan on keeping them you might consider giving the screw heads a few coats in plasty dip.

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#6 posted 01-07-2012 04:24 AM

Great idea!

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#7 posted 01-07-2012 04:41 AM

Cool. I made some of these a couple years ago. But I just screwed some 2 inch screws through some small 1inch maple blocks.

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#8 posted 01-07-2012 04:42 AM

Fantastic Idea. I needed some of these yesterday!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#9 posted 01-07-2012 05:15 AM

Tokolosi, I am very sorry, “a day late”, that’s my middle name.

Jimi, I think I have done the same, but these are the new and improved!! They stack!!

Kelen, I thought so. :-)

Yokel, great idea!

Jim, I am glad I made my point!

Amateur, I did not want to call this an invention, give me a break, one screw and a little puck of 3/4” plywood and we are putting the world on fire? But thanks for the nice thought.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#10 posted 01-07-2012 05:36 AM

Only problem with them (or paint pyramids) is the sharp end that leaves an indentation in the project.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#11 posted 01-07-2012 05:46 AM

Earl, please keep your hands out of the cookie jar. Lol

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#12 posted 01-07-2012 06:27 AM

Houston we have lift off! I wonder how golf tee’s would work ?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 01-07-2012 06:55 AM

Simple, effective, and heck….even stackable!! I like it!

-- -Jeff.....IT guy/Mechanical Engineer that likes building stuff!

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#14 posted 01-07-2012 08:01 AM

Now that’s a cool little money saver. I used finish nails in little blocks of plywood but I like your idea better. Thanks for the post.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#15 posted 01-07-2012 09:51 AM

Great cookie…......

-- mike...............

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