Sunday, September 4, 2016

Home Made Brush Holder with all Plastic Parts - Part 1 of 6 - The Parts and Tools

This is the standard painter brush holder and cleaner
Fig.1 Brush holder
and cleaner
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Aviation metal Snips
Brushes Long Handle
Cordless 12-volt Drill with drilling bits (Ryobi ) 
DAP Kwik Seal Silicone Caulking
Drill Bit (Ryobi Drill Bits) 
Electrical Ties (small)
Gloves Nitrile
Metal Hardware Cloth
Paper (for template)
Pencil or Marker
Plastic Container 1-Gallon (old joint compound tub)
Plastic Fencing  (Poultry Netting)
Strong Scissors
Westpack Material All Purpose Tub

There plenty of ways to spend money on art. This post is all about saving money and spending it on paint. We need the extra accessories and many do purchase them like Fig.1 above right. This is an upcycling project.

This post shows the twelve steps on the assembly of a simple brush holder. 

Step 1: Find an empty wide bottom plastic container. Fig.2 shows the container below is from Westpack Material All Purpose Joint Compound. One gallon plastic buckets can be purchased at hardware stores for about $3 each. The choice is white, black and sometimes blue. Small container can also be purchased with lids.
This is a Westpack Material all purpose joint compound empty bucket
Fig.2 Plastic bucket
Step 2: Find or purchase plastic fencing. Fig.3 shows the plastic poultry netting. You can also use plastic netting. Just make sure the net has wide enough area for the brushes.
This poultry plastic netting is what was used to keep brushed standing up
Fig.3 Poultry Netting
Step 3: Fig.4 shows Ryobi Titanium Drill Set. Use a drill bit larger then the electrical ties.
These Titanium drills were purchased at The Home Depot
Fig.4 Ryobi 
Titanium Drill Set

Step 4: Fig.5 shows Ryobi 12 volt cordless drill with Makita drill bit holder.
12 Volt Cordless Drill with Makita Bit Holder
Fig.5 Ryobi 12-volt
Cordless Drill
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the use of a measurement tape to measure each top and bottom of the bucket.
Metal measurement tape
Fig.6 Tape

 Step 6: Fig.7 shows the Aviation Snips that will cut the plastic netting.
Aviation metal snitp is what is used to cut just about anything
Fig.7 Aviation Snips
Step 7: Fig.8 shows pliers will be needed to pull the electrical ties.
Standard pliers
Fig.8 Pliers
Step 8: Manual caulking gun used to finish the Bucket.
This is a well used manual caulking gun
Fig.9 Caulking
Step 9: Fig.10 shows the Long Brushes from your inventory that are placed for safe keeping.
These brushed need a new home, the brush holder
Fig.10 Art Brushes
Home Made Brush Holder with all Plastic Parts:
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