Friday, December 2, 2016

How to Make a Red Brush Holder from a Protein Container

Protein container
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Protein container empty
Razor knife
Spray paint
Soldering gun
Wood chisel sharp

This is a continuing of my other post on how to hold your painting brushes. Heck this would work for anything resembling pencils, but it was designed for art brushes.

This post shows the six steps to creating two art brushes holder one standing up and the other lying on its side from the same protein containers. 

Step 1: Fig.1 through fig.3 shows the tools for this project. Fig.1 shows the empty protein container. Fig.2 shows the red spray paint used on this container (also seen on other post). Fig.3 shows the UTC-100 electric soldering gun.
Fig.2 Red 
spray paint
Fig.3 Iron
Step 2: Fig.4 through fig.6 shows the top and the sides of the container are the melted holes that will be used for by the brush handles. The brush will be placed upside down when placed in this container.
Step 3: Fig.7 and fig.8 shows the holes from made from the soldering iron and fig.8 shows a very sharp chisel was used to remove the plastic rings that was made from the soldering iron.

Fig.7 Sharp chisel
Fig.8 Rings 

Step 4: Fig.9 shows to repaint the container for use. Melting the holes in the container showed the yellow plastic so the top had to be repainted.

Fig.9 Repaint
Step 5: Fig.10 shows the protein container is full of brushes and ready to use. Fig.11 shows the side view of the brush tree holder.


Fig.10 Side view
Fig.11 Top view
Step 6: Fig.12 shows the pieces of the container cut in half to create the side brush holder. Fig.13 shows the container on its side. Fig.14 shows the finished container with the art brushes.

Fig.12 Pieces
Fig.13 Finished

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

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