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Guys other day watching some YouTube’s and several of them showing what look like a small plastic container with acid brush in a center hole in the lid.The plastic was maybe 4” dia but look like only couple inches tall so harder to turn over.Where can a person find these,not knowing what they are calling google is no help
 

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That’s it perfect, thank you
 
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The Spillmaster containers are pretty popular, but some people prefer to just make their own. Mrpete22 has a video on how he made a couple of them over on YouTube.
 

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I use a small squeeze bottle from hand sanitizer that i pressed a pop rivet without the arbor into the top, and jammed a short 1/8 spray tube from a can of brake cleaner into the rivet. Squeeze out 1 drop or more of Kool Tool at a time.
 

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Being a cheapskate I use used printer ink refill bottles. They are only 1" dia, approx 2.5" high and have a 2" long fine tube and allow a (hand held) drip feed directly at the point of cut.
I have three with different cutting fluids in each.
Another container I have is a dye bottle from the wifes hair products. Holds more than the ink container.
 

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I have a few of these in different colors that I got from my last job.
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I have a spill master and one of the children’s paint containers from Amazon. The spillmaster is far superior. I have thought from time to time on making one like Pragmatic Lee.


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Lol I have some empty chew cans with velcro on the bottom attached to the top of my lathe one with wd40 and one with tap magic I also have an old mag base up there i just stick the brush handles to
 

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I have a Spillmaster I threw a neodymium magnet in the container to keep it put and help keep chips out of the brush.
 

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I use an old medicine bottle. I drilled a hole through the cap and stuck an acid brush through. A neodidum magnet in the bottle keeps chips off the bruch and helps keep the bottle upright. Its only spill-proof if I keep the brush/lid on though.
 

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Another inexpensive alternative to the Spillmaster is the spill-proof paint cup available from Lakeshore Learning (a nationwide supplier of school supplies). Here's the link:

https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/product/productDet.jsp?productItemID=1,689,949,371,896,043&ASSORTMENT<>ast_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1519371850665

They're $12.99 + about $5.00 shipping for a set of 10 (various colors of lids), which amounts to $1.80 apiece. You can get individual colors for $1.49 each (+ shipping) or see-thru lids for $1.69 each (+ shipping). Lakeshore also has stores in a number of cities. If you're near one, you can save the shipping cost.

As shown in the photo, you can get an acid brush that's a perfect size for one of these, allowing the cover to be closed with the brush completely inside. The brushes are available in 3-packs from Home Depot. Regular length acid brushes will work, too, and there are features on the lid to keep the brush from rolling away.
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As Hozzie mentioned, similar paint cups/pots are available from Amazon (and various other vendors). I've tried some of the others and prefer the Lakeshore cups for two reasons - (1) Most other cups have snap-on lids, which aren't as secure as well as Lakeshore's screw-on. (2) Many of the cups have "living hinge" covers, and the hinge is likely to stop living when exposed to machining fluids. The Lakeshore cup has a molded pin hinge, so I think it's more likely to survive in the shop.

If you want to "gild the lily," you can glue a large washer to the bottom of the cup with "Go2" glue, as shown in the first photo. Or you can drop a washer and/or a magnet inside. The second photo shows some wrought iron rings I found locally at Industrial Metals Supply. The gap in the ring can be adjusted to give a nice, snug fit in the bottom of the cup.
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I think it was Keith Rucker that was given a screw cap type of aluminum drink can that was converted for oil duty. Seemed easy enough. My version uses 2 cans though. Cut the top off at the widest diameter of 1 can. Cut the bottom off the other can with about 1/8" of the side still on the bottom. Plop a large heavy washer into the 1st can. press the bottom of the 2nd can bottom side down all the into the 1st can until it bottoms out. Press the top from the 1st can down into the bottom only upside down. Just press it far enough for the lips to be flush with each other.
 

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Durn, Brockwood ... where the heck do you get screw top beer cans? Do you have a time machine? Or are they unique to Louisiana? I haven't seen those things in years!

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hman, these are the 1 liter version that have only been around for a few years as far as I know. They come in 9 & 15 packs. LA is behind on many things though. Is K Rucker's GA lagging as well? Surely Coors isn't selling the south old beer.....
 

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hman, these are the 1 liter version that have only been around for a few years as far as I know. They come in 9 & 15 packs. LA is behind on many things though. Is K Rucker's GA lagging as well? Surely Coors isn't selling the south old beer.....
Yea, one liter screw top bottles. You know, the little ones... :beer bottles:
 

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Hobby Lobby, Michaels, AC Moore and other arts and craft stores sell the spill proof paint cups for about $1/ea. If you only fill them to the line, they are just about spill proof.
 

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Being cheap or disabled poor, I tend to use the generic miralax to keep moving. Morphine makes concrete inside me. Well those QUART plastic bottles are super for oil cans . I cut them at about half way up. Then I smear some gorilla glue in the bottom and work the top half with out the cap into the bottom half a couple of clothes pins to hold for the glue to set overnight . I like to leave just a little room in the bottom so oil can be gotten. But you can notch the top before inverting into bottom of the bottle. The aluminum beer cans with the neck should be good to. But I think they will fall easy.
 
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Another one filed under the "Poor Folks do it the Poor Way".
I use an old empty Tuna can with a .15 cent acid brush. It rides on my crossfeed and if I do knock it off I only lose about an ounce of fluid. My cutting oil is 50/50 mix of ATF and Kerosene.
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I use empty perfume pressure canisters, i only remove the valve and glue a magnet at the bottom so it sticks to any part of my lathe also use cheap long hair paint brushes this setup works well for me i haven't had any big spills or any disasters and its little bit of recycling.
 
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Why not just make one? Hobbyists are always looking for projects. A nicely machined 7075 aluminum oil pot shaped like an ink bottle with a some magnets pressed into the bottom and set in the rim would be the cats meow. Won't fall off, and holds the brush when you aren't using it. (7075 is more corrosion resistant even than 5052, but its not easily weldable.)

On the other hand. 6 bucks is pretty darn cheap. LOL.
 

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Being a cheapskate I use used printer ink refill bottles. They are only 1" dia, approx 2.5" high and have a 2" long fine tube and allow a (hand held) drip feed directly at the point of cut.
I have three with different cutting fluids in each.
Another container I have is a dye bottle from the wifes hair products. Holds more than the ink container.
Shame... Shame... Cat's outta the bag!!! Now everyone's gonna know the wife dyes her hair...
 

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Another inexpensive alternative to the Spillmaster is the spill-proof paint cup available from Lakeshore Learning (a nationwide supplier of school supplies). Here's the link:

https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/product/productDet.jsp?productItemID=1,689,949,371,896,043&ASSORTMENT<>ast_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1519371850665

They're $12.99 + about $5.00 shipping for a set of 10 (various colors of lids), which amounts to $1.80 apiece. You can get individual colors for $1.49 each (+ shipping) or see-thru lids for $1.69 each (+ shipping). Lakeshore also has stores in a number of cities. If you're near one, you can save the shipping cost.

As shown in the photo, you can get an acid brush that's a perfect size for one of these, allowing the cover to be closed with the brush completely inside. The brushes are available in 3-packs from Home Depot. Regular length acid brushes will work, too, and there are features on the lid to keep the brush from rolling away.
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As Hozzie mentioned, similar paint cups/pots are available from Amazon (and various other vendors). I've tried some of the others and prefer the Lakeshore cups for two reasons - (1) Most other cups have snap-on lids, which aren't as secure as well as Lakeshore's screw-on. (2) Many of the cups have "living hinge" covers, and the hinge is likely to stop living when exposed to machining fluids. The Lakeshore cup has a molded pin hinge, so I think it's more likely to survive in the shop.

If you want to "gild the lily," you can glue a large washer to the bottom of the cup with "Go2" glue, as shown in the first photo. Or you can drop a washer and/or a magnet inside. The second photo shows some wrought iron rings I found locally at Industrial Metals Supply. The gap in the ring can be adjusted to give a nice, snug fit in the bottom of the cup.
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I started a thread on my modification to this kind of cup. Here is the photos of mine 242e91e8f0f956eb74cc015b04bd9188.jpg b84b7a5b6503167c091c8795cb7a572d.jpg


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I did a video on these also and here it is


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I snagged some really small tupperware (generic-Walmart?) from the wife's containers and just drilled a small hole in the lid for a HF acid brush.
She actually gave me the okay for them:grin:
 

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I snagged some really small tupperware (generic-Walmart?) from the wife's containers and just drilled a small hole in the lid for a HF acid brush.
She actually gave me the okay for them:grin:
I’m going to see if I can figure a way to mount a PVC pipe in one of them. After I seen your post, it made me think. The paint cups are approximately $2 per cup, plus the 1/2 PVC pipe and a coupling. I now just machine the coupling down to fit the hole in the lid and epoxy it to the cup. My experiment is to use the containers I found 3 for a $1 at a dollar store and mount a pipe in the lid like soldering a copper pipe to a can.

If it works I do a video


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