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  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Disposable supplies
Posted by missileman2000 on Friday, February 10, 2023 8:24 AM

Just wondering what kind od disposable suppies you folks go through the most.  For me, it is toothpicks.  I got through lots per week. Fortunately they are cheap, and even a small box has hundreds of them, so they don't take much storage space.  I keep a dispensor on my benchtop.

Next is Q-tips.  I use them a lot, and they take up a lot more space.  I don't liike the dispensers they come in.

Next is stirring sticks.  My son often gives me prepared fruit packages that have the fruit on the ends of plastic rods stuck into a styrform block. Those rods make great stirring sticks

These days I am going through them faster than my supply.  I am going to have to pick up coffee stirring rods again.

I go through those small drills at a more moderate rate, but they are not inexpensive.  I have come to accept them as disposabe supplys,  replacable after not many uses.



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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 10, 2023 3:00 PM

Sanding sticks. They tend to lose their specific grit within several months of use.


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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Friday, February 10, 2023 4:40 PM

Post-It Notes.  I use those for setting my airbrush pattern, mixing epoxy, and little drops of super glue.  They're great for all of those things and leftover epoxy and super glue can be removed from the work area and disposed of before I have a chance to get my fingers or hands into them on accident.

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    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, February 10, 2023 7:00 PM

Paper towels, and Kleenex.  Tons of it.

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, February 12, 2023 9:19 AM

For a glue palette I use those fake advertising credit cards- the plastic ones.  They do not absorb even the thinest CA glue.

Also, even many 0f the advertising half-page cards now are plastic coated, so they work pretty well.  I use that stuff for drybushing.


  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, February 12, 2023 7:53 PM

Q-tips,toothpicks,post-it notes,small wooden BBQ skewers,pipe cleaners,dental brushes

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, March 4, 2023 7:43 AM

Hi, Missileman2!

       I use many of the things you have mentioned, Plus! The packages of Rags you can get at Harbor Freight. I use them for model scrubbing and Brush cleaning rags. Unlike many folks, I use a three step process for cleaning brushes, being as how I use Regular Enamels not Acylic enamels.  There are some friends that keep me supplied with McDonalds coffee stirrers and such things.


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