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Title: gadget of the month
Post by: Barney on April 03, 2021, 01:16:55 PM
Its Just got to be the "gadget " to have - bottle holder for your glue - it came in 6 bits - typical flat pack - precision made -  goes to gather like a dream took 3 attempts but it did not beat me
Barney


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Barney on April 03, 2021, 01:18:23 PM
is that how you spell gadget !


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Barney on April 03, 2021, 01:21:27 PM
Resizing 2 photos - timed at 2mins
WEBRESIZER RULES - ALONG WITH HUMBROL Enamel
Barney


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 03, 2021, 09:06:58 PM
I need to make something like that for my solvent adhesive. It's been knocked over too many times.


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Hydrostat on April 03, 2021, 11:18:08 PM
is that how you spell gadget !

If you add some rivets it might be more convincing  :D


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Barney on April 04, 2021, 02:20:50 AM
I think there are other companies who do ones for different size bottles of Solvent and paints - the one shown is the Slater's version for there MEK PAK solvent
Part no' mekholder cost £3:00
Barney



Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 09, 2021, 03:59:18 PM
3.5cm wood scrap + correct sized drill bit X 2 minutes = free holder!


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: finescalerr on April 09, 2021, 07:44:42 PM
I was thinking scrap wood, a saw, and glue. You forgot to mention a saw and screws, Lawton. How would you assemble yours? -- Russ


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Hydrostat on April 09, 2021, 11:22:29 PM
I was thinking scrap wood, a saw, and glue. You forgot to mention a saw and screws, Lawton. How would you assemble yours? -- Russ

Since it is wood maybe by grafting?


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 10, 2021, 05:27:47 AM
     No assembly required!  You simply bore a suitable sized hole through the block and set it on the workbench.  You can also bore some smaller holes in it to hold a couple of brushes.  The whole idea (no pun intended) is to spread the base out so that the bottle won't tip over. If you want to, you can wrap tape around the bottle to make the fit snug!  Square bottles are a different matter.  But, since I buy most solvents in bulk and transfer them to smaller jars for use the square bottles are a thing of the past.
     For small mixing flats, you save the caps from plastic milk or water bottles because they do not react to most known solvents, most paints will not stick to them, and they are free (sort of).  Also useful for adhesives.  Cleanup is a breeze as you simply drop it into the bin. 


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: finescalerr on April 10, 2021, 10:46:58 AM
Oh, now I see what you had in mind. You never said "block of wood". Good idea! -- Russ


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: shropshire lad on April 10, 2021, 03:12:00 PM
And if your block of wood doesn’t work you could always use one of these...


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 10, 2021, 05:06:47 PM
Great idea!  As we age some of us need something to keep from tipping our beer over.  Not that it has ever happened to me.


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 10, 2021, 05:15:56 PM
But I've been reading railroading mags since Russ was publishing one on clay tablets and the block of wood idea came from some one else.


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: shropshire lad on April 11, 2021, 04:07:55 AM
But I've been reading railroading mags since Russ was publishing one on clay tablets and the block of wood idea came from some one else.

 Is that when he came down from the mountains with his long flowing locks and bushy beard and pronounced “ I have had a vision and I shall lead you to the promised land “?

 That  turned out well.


 Nick


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 11, 2021, 05:20:49 AM
No before that.  He didn't want to make mud pies like the rest of the children.  Being a precocious child he wanted to make something useful from the mud.  And, if we keep this up, we'll be banned to our corners. 


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Barney on April 11, 2021, 07:08:49 AM
Bottle tops - insulating tape - blocks of wood - does the high altitude of the USA have some weird effect on ones mind - hope you use the glue in a well ventilated  room
Barney


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: finescalerr on April 11, 2021, 11:36:55 AM
Nick lives in Great Britain, not the U.S. His only excuse is that he's a goofball. He also used to build some terrific models but I think that's back when he was in therapy. -- Russ


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: shropshire lad on April 11, 2021, 11:39:20 AM
Nick lives in Great Britain, not the U.S. His only excuse is that he's a goofball. He also used to build some terrific models but I think that's back when he was in therapy. -- Russ

  Goofball ? You say the sweetest things .  Still in therapy , model in progress .

   Nick


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 11, 2021, 08:12:59 PM
I'm the one using cast offs to support my work! Every thing I use that otherwise would end up in the skip is a tiny bit of green in my pocket.  The uninformed need to ask another Yank what the phrase "squeeze the fertilizer out of the nickel before spending it" means because that illustrates my attitude on the reuse of stuff.


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Barney on April 12, 2021, 08:38:39 AM
Lawton many a true word spoken - I still Hoard or a better word collect "you never know that could be useful one day "  After downsizing our house I have become a little more tidier - but some things just had to go - I mean what do you do with a 1955 rear Lens for a Sunbeam Rapier car (sold it on EBAY)
So now every off-cut of Evergreen goes into a box easy to get at and probably my first option before opening a new Pack - the same goes for Off cuts of Plastic card
Barney


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Barney on April 12, 2021, 08:39:40 AM
and I mean every little bit


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Barney on April 12, 2021, 08:41:37 AM
Plastic Card off cuts - one thing its import to have easy access to these bits otherwise you will never use them
Barney


Title: Re: gadget of the month
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 12, 2021, 04:51:37 PM
Barney:

     Good start!  Now go anal and sort the bins by size so that you don't have to look to hard to find the right piece.

     I am using the cores from cash register rolls to make pipe loads and the inner needle cover from my Insulin to make traffic cones!  If I can figure out how to get pictures from my camera to the computer and size them I might show you.