Small Projects #15: Model Paint Organizer

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Blog entry by Madmark2 posted 02-16-2020 12:05 AM 561 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To make the wonderbread pipes I needed small volumes of several different colors. A trip to the hobby store and I’m now the proud owner of a bunch of small Testor’s paint vials, thinner and brushes. Needless to say in my (admittedly) cluttered shop keeping the paints and stuff in one place quickly becomes an issue. But hey! I’m a woodworker! I can fix that!

I rummaged around for a few scraps and built this:

The bottom is oak (it was the only piece of 3-1/2” wide stock I had), the sides and brush block are pine. The box is 4” x 4-1/2” x 1-3/16” high. The paint vials are 1” x 1” and the thinner is 1-1/2” square. The brush holes are 3/16”, chamfered at the top to make it easier to insert the brushes.

Here it is almost filled:

The vials are upside down to seal

I even signed, dated and waxed it. Finish is usually omitted on shop projects. The final touch is felt feet:

I know its not a big project, but its useful and gave me something to do for the afternoon! LOL

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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