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Bench oil receptacle?


#1

it look likes we are all on a roll for helpful .! why
bother with doming a little copper or brass receptacle, although it’s
a great idea…but here is a simpler version.

go to your hardware store and buy two fuses…you know those with
brass inserts in a Pyrex/glass covering! put the whole thing in a
vise a*nd finger tighten it in the vise-jaws. Rotate the thin brass
screw till the brass mechanism can be removed…get my drift? You now
have an empty glass fuse receptacle, place some small pieces of cloth
in place of that brass you took out. Add a few drops of oil but
notice that this fuse-base lays flat on your bench top and won’t
spill over…cute idea, EH? This contraption could last for decades,
mine do!

Gerry Lewy


#2
go to your hardware store and buy two fuses...you know those with
brass inserts in a Pyrex/glass covering! put the whole thing in a
vise a*nd finger tighten it in the vise-jaws 

etc. etc.

Or save yourself the trip and instead, save the plastic screw off top
from a water bottle or some drinks. The white plastic type are
generally made from polypropelene, which is pretty resistant to
various oils and such. That bottle cap, which might normally be
tossed, is fine for a bit of oil, or temporarily storing stones or
small bits your working with that you don’t want wandering away on
your bench. The caps do have a small interior rim that can be
slightly less convenient than a smooth bottom container, but usually
no big deal. A co-worker of mine, who’s in the habit of bringing
yogourts for lunch, saves the lids as convenient little trays to
keep things in on his bench. And so it goes. The main key is to
manage this with the least effort, the least money spent, and if
possible, the re-use of something which otherwise would have ended in
the trash.

why ruin a perfectly good fuse unless you need that container to be
glass.

Cheers
Peter Rowe


#3

I don’t want to get everyone angry thinking I’m spamming this list,
but I swear by that “snake oil” that Randy Brown sells. I discovered
it on Orchid a couple years ago and have bought big tubs of it for
all sorts of lubricating needs.

He makes a hardened version of it that comes in a chap-stick-like
container. I use it for burs and gravers and for sawing. It’s been a
long time since I’ve broken a drill bit, and my saw blades wear out
instead of breaking.


#4

Hi,

Are you referring to the stuff found on enjenjoesproducts.com ? I’ve
been using his Brown Polymer since it came out & like it very much.
Ususal disclaimers, just a very happy customer.

Dave


#5
Are you referring to the stuff found on enjenjoesproducts.com ?
I've been using his Brown Polymer since it came out & like it very
much. Ususal disclaimers, just a very happy customer. 

Yes. Yeah, I’m not an employee or connected to that company in any
way either. But that stuff is sure awesome. I only wish Stuller
carried it so I could order all my supplies at the same time.