Jump to content


Non-Tip Tenax Holder (Cheap)


  • You cannot reply to this topic
16 replies to this topic

#1 von Zipper

von Zipper

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 452 posts
  • Location:Imported From Detroit
  • Full Name:Christopher Smith

Posted 18 September 2011 - 05:43 PM

After tipping the Tenax bottle over and spilling it, I came up with this. The bottle is a press fit into the cap-



Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#2 MikeMc

MikeMc

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,577 posts

Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:09 AM

Now if we can GET tenax........Tamiya caps work well also!

Posted Image

#3 Dr. Cranky

Dr. Cranky

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,432 posts
  • Location:Transylvania, Florida
  • Full Name:Virgil "Doctor Cranky" Suarez

Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:14 AM

Actually I use the same contraption, but I fill my cup with dentist grade hydrocal so that it is always sturdy and heavy . . .

#4 Ryan S.

Ryan S.

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 884 posts
  • Location:Napa, CA
  • Full Name:Ryan Silva

Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:50 AM

After almost knocking over my bottle of Tenax just this morning, this tip is most welcome. I think I've got some lids I can use. Thanks!

#5 MikeMc

MikeMc

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,577 posts

Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:17 PM

Actually I use the same contraption, but I fill my cup with dentist grade hydrocal so that it is always sturdy and heavy . . .


I like that one Doc!!!

#6 59 Impala

59 Impala

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,003 posts
  • Location:Lewis Center, Ohio

Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:34 AM

Great tip Chris. I'll do that myself. Leave it to Beaver to get ya there. LOL. Dan

#7 Danger

Danger

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 106 posts
  • Location:Whitby, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name:Adam Grainger

Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:50 AM

The Tamiya lids can be used to hold all sorts of bottles. In addition to the uses above they also fit Alclad bottles and Microscale bottles (MicroSol, MicroSet).

Danger

#8 novadose71

novadose71

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 683 posts
  • Location:where I'm at, WI
  • Full Name:Rob Shmit

Posted 25 September 2011 - 10:23 AM

Knocking over my Tenax was the reason I started using lids for this too, I've since switched to Tamiya. But the lids also work for Model Master jar paints, these in my pic are used for thinner and I usually have a paper towel stuffed down around the jar to wipe my brush on.

Posted Image

#9 papi62596

papi62596

    MCM Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
  • Location:Ohio
  • Full Name:Nelson Fontanez

Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:39 AM

Thanks for the great tip. Now I wont have it all over my bench when I try reaching for something else. LOL

#10 Harry P.

Harry P.

    MCM Ohana

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,526 posts
  • Location:NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name:A mere layman...

Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:32 PM

A small upgrade to the funnel idea... get a cork from a wine bottle (great excuse to buy a bottle of wine!), shave the cork down to fit the Tenax bottle, drill a hole through the cork and insert the brush handle. The cork should give a tighter seal than the funnel, but still be easy enough to pull out (as long as you don't jam the cork in too tightly!).

#11 Dr. Cranky

Dr. Cranky

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,432 posts
  • Location:Transylvania, Florida
  • Full Name:Virgil "Doctor Cranky" Suarez

Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:49 AM

Great idea, Harry.

#12 Art Anderson

Art Anderson

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,649 posts

Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:52 AM

Given that Tenax isn't readily available, here's my solution: I bought, about 10yrs ago, a pint can of Weld-On #3 (so very similar to Tenax, it works exactly the same), for the unbelievable price of $8, at an industrial plastics supply house here (most cities of any size at all have somebody who deals in plexiglas and the liquid cements --generally Weld-ON--look in the yellow pages, or White Pages online). I use a common turkey baster to transfer Weld-On as needed to my Tenax bottle, works like a charm!

I second the idea of using rattle can tops to provide a spill resistant carrier for those pesky little bottles, too! Great idea!

Art

#13 scalenut

scalenut

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 650 posts
  • Location:Tennessee
  • Full Name:Andy Hobbs

Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:43 PM

I wish I could find a cap to fit the Proweld bottles,, It's the easiest solvent glue to get in my area

#14 priest3131

priest3131

    MCM Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 6 posts
  • Location:Ohio
  • Full Name:Brian White

Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

Cool tip and Tenax is almost impossible to get around here. I have found that a couple of the online hobby shops have it in stock. Last time I ordered 6 bottles and only paid 4 dollars for shipping and handling.

#15 southpier

southpier

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,781 posts
  • Location:over here
  • Full Name:joe

Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

I wish I could find a cap to fit the Proweld bottles,, It's the easiest solvent glue to get in my area



ditto. the block of wood thing just doesn't do it for me.

#16 Aeroteto

Aeroteto

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Location:Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.
  • Full Name:Hector Lopez

Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

This tip comes only two Tenax bottles later, but it is a GREAT tip, Thanx a lot !!

#17 Ramfins59

Ramfins59

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,820 posts
  • Location:Cranberry township pa
  • Full Name:Richard Manson

Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

Absolutely a great tip Chris.... I've knocked over 2 Tenax bottles over the years. Thanks.