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indianajoe

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05-16-2016 12:30 AM

As I was working in the shop today I started thinking about the consumables I often use. I think besides the usual glue, screws, and nails, I use wax paper and painters tape the most. What does everyone else use a lot of?


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MadMark

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#1 posted 05-16-2016 02:43 AM

Sanding suppies & poly finish.

M

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Rentvent

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#2 posted 05-16-2016 02:56 AM

foam brushes and Nitrile gloves. I use the used glove as a baggie to store the brush for the next coat.

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jumbojack

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#3 posted 05-16-2016 03:42 AM

Sandpaper. I refuse to use worn sandpaper.
Dowels, last project consumed 20’ of 1/4” maple dowels.
Lacquer thinner, I buy it by the gallon. Darn can is always empty.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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BurlyBob

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#4 posted 05-16-2016 03:55 AM

mineral spirits, acetone, sand paper and small plastic containers for all sorts of things.

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DirtyMike

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#5 posted 05-16-2016 06:10 AM

clamps, i only use brand new clamps.

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Kelly

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#6 posted 05-16-2016 06:13 AM

Stir sticks, mix cups, disposable gloves (sometimes, and less so since I modified good quality gloves by cutting them off below the wrists), 1” chip brushes.

Then there are band saw blades

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AlaskaGuy

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#7 posted 05-16-2016 06:37 AM

Just the usual stuff you use in a wood working shop.

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robscastle

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#8 posted 05-16-2016 08:19 AM

Wood I only use wood once! and I use heaps of it!
I also have the same problem with my Lacquer thinner tins as well.
No forgetting I am also a silent partner in a sandpaper business somewhere!

Otherwise its all of the above for me!

Oh and patience too its always seems to run out quite often lately as well, but a bottle to the head usually tops it up!

-- Regards Robert

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rwe2156

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#9 posted 05-16-2016 11:00 AM

Do beer and pretzels count?

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Jim Finn

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#10 posted 05-16-2016 11:15 AM

Oreos and masking tape

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EEngineer

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#11 posted 05-16-2016 11:21 AM

Here’s one nobody mentions…
Non-stick parchment paper from the kitchen. This stuff is miraculous! I just did a glue-up with epoxy last night night. I covered the clamp support with parchment paper and, when the epoxy was cured, peeled it right off.

And I didn’t see anyone mention mineral spirits here – I buy it by the gallon!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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OSU55

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#12 posted 05-16-2016 12:59 PM

Large and small popsicle sticks for mixing dyes and finishes, 2 oz plastic cups for dye, nitrile gloves, butcher paper for glue ups, kraft paper for finishing, 3M PPS liners/tops, Scott shop towels, mineral spirits, naptha, DNA by the gallon, alox for rust prevention, electricity, my energy (getting less renewable every year).

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BB1

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#13 posted 05-16-2016 01:08 PM

Painters tape, foam brushes, glue, wax paper…and PENCILS (as mine disappear on a regular basis)

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ArtMann

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#14 posted 05-16-2016 01:29 PM

Blue paper shop towels.

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jbay

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#15 posted 05-16-2016 01:30 PM

Lots of masking tape, buy it by the bundle
20lb box of rags at a time
5 gal lacquer thinner
5 gal mineral spirits
touch up artists paint brushes

-- My “MO” involves Judging others, playing God, acting as LJs law enforcement, and never admitting any of my ideas could possibly be wrong or anyone else's idea could possibly be correct -- (A1Jim)

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