Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Home Made Brush Holder with all Plastic Parts - Part 2 of 6 - Template and Cutting

Paper Template for Each Bucket
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Aviation metal Snips
Brushes Long Handle 
Channellocks pliers
Cordless 12-volt Drill with drilling bits (Ryobi) 
DAP Kwik Seal Silicone Caulking
Duct tape (cloth)
Drill Bit (Ryobi Drill Bits) 
Electrical Ties (small)
Gloves leather 
Metal Hardware Cloth
Paper (for template)
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 six steps on the assembly of a brush holder. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows to take the clean bucket and trace the bottom edge. Before cutting this bottom piece, the paper needs to be cut 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) larger than the template.
Fig.1 Bottom 
Edge Template
Step 2: Fig.2 shows to take the bucket and trace the top edge.

Fig.2 Top Edge Template

Step 3: Fig.3 shows the use of scissors to cut out the circular templates from each piece of paper.
Fig.3 Scissors
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the new cut piece for the top of the bucket. Sometimes Scissors can break with hard plastic so use Aviation Metal Snips. Fig.5 shows that each piece should look like below.
Fig.4 Aviation Metal Snips
Fig.5 Check the 
Template against
Step 5: Place the paper template on top of the plastic fencing. Fig.6 shows the netting at the bottom of the bucket. Its slightly raised otherwise it would be against the bottom. Making the bottom slightly larger by 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) will raise the bottom layer of the plastic netting.
Fig.6 Bottom Raised
Step 6: Now do the same for the top piece. Except cut this one exactly 1/8 inch (3.175 mm) less so it fits into the bucket. Place and trace the container on top of paper and trace with a pencil. Do this for the top and the bottom of the plastic container.

Home Made brush Holder with all Plastic Parts:
Other post that are brush containers:

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