|Forum topic by Lee Barker||posted 05-18-2011 08:33 PM||1578 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
05-18-2011 08:33 PM
Here’s a pair:
First, you take your basic sandwich spreading tool, narrow it down and shorten it and square the end and round the corners gently and you have, voila, a great little putty spreader; wide enough to catch a staple hole going sideways, but not so big it leave globs of the stuff to sand off. Read from left to right: The stock tool, two repurposed ones, and the ubiquitous 6” rule to give you perspective. (note: I did not steal these from the scullery. I buy them at thrift stores.)
Here you see the basic round Brita water purification pitcher. These, too, show up regularly at second hand stores.
Inside you see the white liner, which just sits in there, and has a hole where the filter used to fit. I fill the pitcher with water just to the level of the shelf. stick a small rag in the water, and when I’m doing glueups that require wiping the excess, I wring out the cloth to the right degree of dampness and store it on the shelf. It’s there when I need it, doesn’t slop water everywhere, and I can dunk it in the little hole and rinse it out easily. The lid keeps sawdust and other meanies out of the equation.
Expect to pay, in my world, about two bucks for the pitcher.
So, the ball is lobbed into your court. Whatcha got?
Is that an Ekco I hear?
No picture, no story…
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