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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Golf Tees

This week for Tools of the Trade Tuesday I want to talk about golf tees, yes you read that right. I love golf tees for holding small items while I am painting them. Now let me say that the closest I have ever been to a golf course is to drive by one, so I don't know if there are different types of golf tees or anything else about them. I just buy the cheapest ones at the store.

I use the golf tees in conjunction with that poster tack stuff, you might know it by the name Blu-Tack, White-Tack, Sticky-Tack, or a host of other names. It is sold to put up posters on the walls without using thumbtacks. It is a putty like substance, if you aren't familiar with it use your favorite search engine to look it up.

Anyway, I use this method a lot when I have small pieces to paint. Especially if I am doing a bunch of them at a time. I use a small ball of the putty-stuff and adhere the mini object to the top of the golf tee. I can now paint it with out trying to figure how to hold it. This is especially helpful when I am painting the metal minis.

Last Sunday's project video was a drying rack that I made to stick the golf tees into. Before this I have just used a piece of Styrofoam to hold them.






4 comments:

  1. what a super duper idea.......one that is going to be shared here ...thank you hugs ginny

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  2. I use these as well, also they make a great hat stand, just glue a large bead to top and paint.

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  3. I have a bunch waiting for good ideas such as this!:-)

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