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Forum topic by chrisstef posted 11-25-2013 12:28 AM 1331 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chrisstef

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11-25-2013 12:28 AM

So im in the shop and im about to brush on another coat of finish and like always, im wandering around tge house trying to find something to hold my finish in. I found a hard plastic cup and a plastic dessert bowl.

So i ask you all out of stupid curiousity, what do you put your finish in while applying it to a project?

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk


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woodworker59

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 12:30 AM

can I be the first one to say “my hand”...hahahahah Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 12:31 AM

by the way, love the pic of the little man.. hope all is well with all…Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 12:37 AM

Some finishes are not conducive to contact with plastic.

I have some old corell ware bowls that work well.

Afterward I either clean them out with the appropriate thinner or let it dry and peel it out.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 12:37 AM

Lol. Indeed all is well Papa. Hope the same can be said for yoy.

I couldnt muster the brain power to phrase it any better. Must be the oil finish. Suggestions welcomed lol.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 12:46 AM

what happen to the can it came in?

My wife saves any container with a cover for me. I also buy a package of bowls and small paper plates when I happen to be at the dollar store.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#6 posted 11-25-2013 12:47 AM

I have a couple of measuring cups that will hold 2 cups. Those are good and you can measure with them also. I have the Pyrex kind. You can buy them at solar stores etc. I wouldn’t use plastic. I have painted a couple of shoes like that.

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#7 posted 11-25-2013 12:58 AM

Plastic cottage cheese and sour cream containers. Having the lids allows me to protect the material between coats.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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Brit

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#8 posted 11-25-2013 01:03 AM

Usually I only need a small amount of finish for a saw handle or similar small project. I use the plastic tops from aerosol cans (check that they don’t have a tiny hole). I also wash out and keep any little china dishes that individual puddings come in. I don’t worry about containers not having a lid. I just lay a plastic bag across the top and secure it with an elastic band around the rim of the dish. Jars with lids are good too, but I prefer something I can dip a rag in with one hand.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#9 posted 11-25-2013 01:16 AM

Hey Stef. If it is a one time use, I use either butter containers or the like (something with a lid so that it can close between coats). For mixes that I know I’ll use more than once, I like mason jars (sometimes called canning or pickling jars, this might be a regional name but you’re from the same region of the country as me I think, so now I realize that this parenthetical might be unnecessary but what the heck let’s leave this guy in there now that it’s grown up to a full-blown run on). I write the recipe on a post it and use packing tape to adhere it to the side of the jar. Then, when I run out there’s no need to rinse out the remains they just form the beginnings of the new batch. Like sourdough bread.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#10 posted 11-25-2013 01:16 AM

Plastic solo cup. Saran rap,and a rubber band between coats.

-- I love Jeeps

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chrisstef

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#11 posted 11-25-2013 01:32 AM

Red solo cup – the most versatile cylinder known to man.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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Don W

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#12 posted 11-25-2013 01:37 AM

Saran rap? A new kind of radio station?

You changed the question. Now my answer is wrong!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#13 posted 11-25-2013 01:37 AM

I make my own plastic cups … we save the big bottles vitamin supplements, calcium, and glucosamine come in, and I cut the tops off them. Makes a nice, sturdy cup that is easy to hand onto, hard to spill, and easy to clean up.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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chrisstef

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#14 posted 11-25-2013 01:39 AM

Don – sorry. I didnt wanna blow my cover with people that dont “know” me. Cant let em all know i aint so bright ;)

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#15 posted 11-25-2013 01:42 AM

I’ll keep the secret hid as long as I can…..

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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