SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Tools , Yes, but how did you come up with that ?

670 views
11 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Tools , Yes, but how did you come up with that ?
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, May 13, 2019 8:58 AM

Hi Ya'll ;

    I know I just posted yesterday about an oft overlooked tool available to most of us. Now, that said, look around you .Where's that next tool? Shoot , it might be as near as your Bird in a cage ( or on a shoulder ) or the Dog,Cat or other pet.

 Maybe, just maybe it's hiding in plain sight like those free credit card shaped items in cardboard and plastic we get in advertisments. When I mentioned the Bird. Shading in a semi-dry-brushed manner can be accomplished with a bird feather! Especially a Duck Feather ! 

     See , don't laugh . I found a neat saw when I was a very young lad. Fine enough for hobby work .What was it? A lower jaw side from a dead baby Barracuda that had decomposed on the beach down to bleached bones. Made a great saw for Balsa! 

    I needed a clamp once for an airplane wing on a large model. A split piece of dried bamboo in my yard got the duty. Worked great too! Think about it a moment .If you don't have money for something or can't find it in your local hardware department why get flustered? Mother nature provides plenty to use .We just lost the ability to see those tools right before our eyes .

      Oh, I know , the old man has gone around the bend. Not so .I just returned to basics after a while of going on spending sprees finding tools .Then finding they didn't do as well as I liked . There are many things around us that will suffice for the tool we need.We just have to be able to see it.

      Did you know that the quills dropped by a Porcupine can be used as small drill bits when you take the quill and slightly flatten one side of the tip? Yup, just slide it gently on a piece of concrete or sandpaper and ,there you have it .

     Silly ,isn't it? Returning to these barbaric means of doing things . Sure beats hauling a portable workshop around when you are camping doesn't it ? Try it. You might like the simplicity of it .

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:49 PM

Heh... not everybody gets access to a porcupine to get quill. LOL!

  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:50 PM

Why am I thinking road kill?

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:00 PM

K9 unit here in OR that got about 200 of them all around his mouth.....about two weeks later was in the same area and evidently attempted to arrest the perp, and got another dozen or so for his trouble.  Perp still on the loose evading capture.

 

Was on KPTV news.  Probably still in their archives online.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:42 AM

That's It ;

 Trouble is ,no one has figured how to Armor a K-9s nose against the sharp Perps !

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:50 PM

This is one of my favorite tools. My home made paint shaker. I have been using this for months and I have never had a mishap. I shake the bottle inside a box. Sometimes the bottle flyes off the shaker, but so far I have had no broken bottles or paint leaks.

  • Member since
    March, 2008
Posted by Caveman on Friday, May 17, 2019 4:09 PM

Roadkill gives the best quills.  I stop all the time and pick them up.  Great for scribing too.

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:51 AM

JohnnyK

This is one of my favorite tools. My home made paint shaker. I have been using this for months and I have never had a mishap. I shake the bottle inside a box. Sometimes the bottle flyes off the shaker, but so far I have had no broken bottles or paint leaks.

 

An old trick. So you haven’t had and broken bottles or leaks, eh? Just wait.... it’ll happen when you least expect it. Think missile projectile once slipped through its grasp. 

I personally won’t even try this method no matter how cool it looks.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, May 20, 2019 9:41 AM

Sometimes the old tricks are the best tricks. I shake the paint in a cardboard box. In the event that a bottle gets loose, it will hit the soft cardboard and will not break. I have had a few bottle get loose. They fall harnelessly into the box. 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:32 PM

Aha !

    Now here's a trick with this .You Secure two lids,slightly larger than the paint bottle on the clamp with epoxy. It works better and no liquid and glass missiles! The lids hold the bottle in place !

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:37 PM

I don't think shaking paint is so great. It's important to stir it though.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:35 PM

Tanker - Builder

Aha !

    Now here's a trick with this .You Secure two lids,slightly larger than the paint bottle on the clamp with epoxy. It works better and no liquid and glass missiles! The lids hold the bottle in place !

 

That's a good idea. I'll look into that.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.