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Making a holder

Discussion in 'Post Your Own Articles & SBS' started by megroot, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Can you post a picture Derek??
    I'm very curious about that.

    marc
  2. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Marc as requested
    It's really useful for small detail work rather than for larger areas. Cutting the upright short of the bolt heads means you can replace used 'palettes' quicly without unscrewing holder.
    Regards
    Derek SL380867.jpg
  3. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ergonomics at its best Del.
    Good idea,
    Carl.
  4. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very good, gonna made some for myself.

    marc
  5. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I made some of these a few years back from an old broom handle, some wood blocks and bolts with wing nuts. The bottom of the handles have been drilled out and slip on to a flat stand with a wooden dowel peg, works a treat, cost me a few pound for the bolts and wing nuts and the other parts were just scrap wood, still using them today 20 years on.


    Tommi


    holder.jpg
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  6. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Marc

    I've pasted my bracket with sealing tape for windows, so I have more holding power than just the bare angle.

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    All versions of this aid are very cool... beats the hell out of the hand cramps you get holding the pin!

    All are great ideas!(y)(y)(y)

    Thanks
    Colin
  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great idea Marc

    Mind you wooden dowel might be a bit safer than the protruding screws to place the handles on when not in use , don't want to damage precious hands :cautious:
    you don't want a law suit against you also :lol:
  9. s.e.charles New Member

  10. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Blimey some of these look a bit posh.

    I'm only painting 54's so I just cut off the length of broom handles and drill holes into the end to suit the pins I put in the figures feet. Most are okay on a standard handle and for the one's which are a bit wide I've added a small piece of timber to make a top like the letter T. A spot of superglue holds them in place till they are ready to swap onto the base.

    Paul holder.jpg
  11. s.e.charles New Member

    I think of the hoop as a sign painter uses a mahl stick. one review of a proprietary holder indicated the wire allows the brush to slide. it would seem easy enough to slip a piece of heat shrink tube over it if that became an issue.
  12. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Great ideas indeed guys!

    Thanks a lot for sharing!

    Cheers!

    Dolf

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