Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Home Made Brush Holder with all Plastic Parts - Part 4 of 6 - Drilling & Assembly

This is a professional brush holder and cleaner
Fig.1 Art Accessories
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 post shows the four steps on the assembly of a brush holder. 

Step 1: Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the Ryobi Drill Driver and the Ryobi Drill Bits that will be used to drill many holes into the top rim of the plastic container.
Ryobi Cordless Drill Bit with Makita bit holder
Fig.2 Ryobi 12 volt drill
Ryobi Drill bit holder witn Titanium drills
Fig.3 Ryobi Drill Bits
Step 2: Fig.4 through fig.6 shows that a 9/64 (3.57124 millimeter) Titanium Drill Bit will be used and is the perfect size for small electrical ties. Use a cordless drill with a 9/64 (3.57124 millimeter) inch drill bit to drill into the plastic bucket.
Use a 9/64 (3.57124 mm) drill bit
Fig.4 - 9/64  
(3.57124 mm Drill Bit
Use drill to make holes into top trim of bucket
Fig.5 Drilled Holes
There are more holes than needed
Fig.6 Close up of 
drilled holes

Step 3: Fig.7 shows the easiest way to tie the plastic fence to the plastic bucket is to use electrical Ties. Fig.8 shows all the holes that were drilled into the plastic bucket. Not all the holes will be filled, we need some holes to get the best advantage of the plastic netting.
Small electrical ties
Fig.7 Loose Electrical Ties
Electrical ties placed in all the holes of the bucket
Fig.8 Electrical Ties 
into bucket holes

Step 4: Fig.9 and fig.10 shows the electrical ties have been placed into a hole and holding the plastic netting against the plastic bucket. Fig.11 shows the use pliers to pull the zip tie closer to the edge of the plastic bucket. The next post is optional, the coloring of the bucket.
Close up of electrical ties in the top trim of plastic bucket
Fig.9 Placing the tie
Electrical ties need to be cut short
Fig.10 All ties tied up
Use pliers to pull the electrical ties
Fig.11 Pliers
Home Made brush Holder with all Plastic Parts:
Other post that are brush containers:

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