Dripless oil pot

  1. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    Sick of my cutting oil pot leaving a ring of oil on the lathe from the drips so I converted an old oil can to a dripless pot.

    Cut the top off

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    Pushed the upturned top into the bottom
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    And it's done.
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    I know I need to get a life.:laughing:
     
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  2. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Last time I was at @brewdexta house, he gave me a kiddies paint pot, works a treat. Magnet in the bottom keeps the swaf off the brussh, and holds it firmly to the machine.

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    My fav at the mo, is an old lighter fluid tin. Works like the old clicker type oil cans.

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  3. awemawson Forum Supporter

    Oiler-On-Lathe.jpg Neat.

    I use a child's plastic un-spillable paint pot, with a rare earth magnet tossed in to hold it on the machine I'm working on. ;)

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  5. addjunkie

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    Oil is good for machine tools, stops rust! I use a dog food tin, and paint brush. Or an oil can just like the one you cut up.
     
  6. maz0

    maz0 Forum Supporter

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    Shouldn't take long to throw a few of these together.
     
  7. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    You cannot see from the photos but its a Silverline oil can and it didnt work. :laughing:
    Plus when parting off etc its good to use a brush.
     
  8. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    Made 3 of these, one for the lathe, one for the mill and gave one to a mate, they are brilliant.

    I think I used Pek tins. Delicious. :thumbup:

    A good option is a squeeze bottle with a long nozzle then you can drop oil right in the groove when parting.
     
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  9. slim_boy_fat

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    Search eBay for tattooists bottles, perfect for the job .:thumbup:
     
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    the bottles chefs to decorate with sauce! work well too
     
  11. anto44

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    I got some of these off Ebay, I'll look for the link later. Really handy around the shop, this ones full of acetone.
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    This is the bottle of acid that comes with a bike battery with the top cut off a dipetane bottle glued into it.
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  12. Seadog

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    We used to call them laboratory wash-bottles.
     
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  14. Turbo Member

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    I use one of those for filling the oil pots on the lathe. I have another filled with thinners for washing out my spray gun.
     
  15. Matthew Tinker Member

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    My cheepo non spill pot
     
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  16. armalites Member

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    Thos tattooist wash bottles are ok but when its warm the gas expansion pushes the contents out which always be soemwhere that you didn't want it.
     
  17. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    Seems to depend on the type, the cheapo eBay ones I have don't do it but the fancy branded ones are murder for it.
     
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  20. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    I’ve started to use contact lens solution bottles for everything. Just stick a label on it. A bit hard to see in pic, it’s Acetone.
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