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Magnetic Oil Holder

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by Jon Spelbring, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Jon Spelbring

    Jon Spelbring

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    If I'm going to finish a small piece with mineral oil, I'll also sand with it - acts as a lubricant and doesn't generate any dust. I'm sure pretty much everyone knows that. My problem is that I've knocked my cup of oil onto the shop floor several times. Glenn Lucas posted a tip on his site - dropping a small magnet into the cup so it stays on the bed. I think I have a small improvement: I now use 4" magnetic parts holders, like this one at Harbor Freight. I also use them in our classroom - no more spills!
     
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    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

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    Very nice tip. Thanks, Jon.
     
  3. Dean

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    Now all you need is a lid, like an oil can lid, back when they made them metal. Might be able to match one up at the home detour, Lowes or maybe ace in the container section.
     
  4. stu senator

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    Canning jar lids, the solid type not the loose center part would be small steel open containers to hold a small amount of liquid. Now don't spill as you pour into the lid.

    Stu
     
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  6. Mark Hepburn

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    Or an olive oil can. Any restaurant supply place. Walmart or target.
     

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