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Finish Storage

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by Chris Dinsmore, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Chris Dinsmore

    Chris Dinsmore

    Feb 7, 2011
    Renton WA
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    I buy most of my finishes in 1 Gallon or larger containers. While it is great for saving money, it makes it difficult to apply to my work. I tried using old Spaghetti jars, but they are clunky and easy to break.

    Then I remembered all the Squeeze Bottles I picked up at the local restaurant supply store. Six 16 ounce bottles were less than $5. It is super easy to apply the finishes, while keeping them all close to my Lathe. I get to keep the huge 1 gallon + containers stored away in a cool dark place and I am not constantly exposing the entire batch to the air. This should protect my savings longer, after all there is no point buying in bulk if half of it goes bad before I can use it!


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  2. Dan Hines

    Dan Hines

    Sep 29, 2011
    Greenville, NC
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    That's a great idea. I've been pouring mine in an old Tucks wipee jar and dipping my paper towel in the jar and applying.
  3. john lucas

    john lucas

    Apr 26, 2004
    Cookeville TN USA
    that's a great idea. I currently use peanut butter jars and fill up about 4 of them to the top so air isn't a problem. they are harder to pour into my gun though.

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