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Create a paint stand from a CD/DVD spindle

Easy and inexpensive
RELATED TOPICS: AIRBRUSHING | PAINTING
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Starting from the top of a tall CD/DVD rod, drill a 13/64-inch hole straight down to a depth of about 11/4 inches, 1. If painting a car body, look underneath — they usually have a pin on the inside of the top that will fit snugly into the new hole, 2.

If you’re painting another subject, first find a piece of extra sprue that will fit into the spindle socket you made. Then temporarily glue it to the underside of the part to be painted. You could also use something like an engine exhaust or landing-gear socket.

If the part acts like a weather vane and spins as you paint, add a dab of poster putty, museum wax, or some tape to the socket to stop it, 3. Or you might find that the turning piece actually helps you paint!


Tip submitted by:
Brian Nicklas
Bethesda, Md

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