|Review by rustfever||posted 01-23-2010 06:45 PM||2486 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
For some time, I tried to find something to use when working with small amounts of glues or finishing supplies. A sign painter friend told me of these ‘Souffle Cup’. We know these as sample cups when we go to the deli and are given a small sample. The cups come in many sizes, from about 1/2 oz to about 4oz and in untreated paper or plastic.
The benifit of these cups are several; First, you always have a clean container into which you can put small amounts of various glues, stains, oils, paints, etc. Second, since they are very inexpensive, you never need to worry about trying to clean and re-use. Just toss.
I have been using these when glueing up. Just add a little glue, use an acid brush or small paint brush, and go. When I am done, Toss!. Great for tung oil, stain, paint, or other chemicals, too!
Souffle cups come in plain paper, plastic, and waxed or treated paper [waxed/treated not good for most chemicals or applications]. I use the plastic for oil, varnish, and similar items. I use the plain paper for glue, epoxy, and compound that would react with the plastic.
I purchase these in a local ‘Resturant Supply’ store that is open to the public. In Central California, I buy at ‘Smart & Final’. The cost is small. I believe 125 plastic or 250 paper each cost around $3.00 per package. they have other sizes, but I find these sizes work great for most of my projects.
These sure beat purchasing the larger plastic ‘disposable’ cups at the craft supply stores where the price is $1.00 each or more.
-- Rustfever, Central California