[Homestead] ideas needed
mark at transvantage.com
Mon Oct 18 16:31:04 EDT 2010
I'm assuming that the markings on the sockets are stamped into the
metal. It might be worth dabbing them with white or black paint, and
then wiping the excess off, so paint remains in the recessed numbers.
Perhaps this will increase the contrast enough for them to be readable.
A white or black crayon rubbed across the numbers might work too.
A Brother P-Touch label maker is a hi-tech solution, but that's not very
homestead-y. Masking tape and a Sharpie, for the low-tech version
(re-apply as needed).
On 10/18/2010 4:16 PM, VAN DELL JORDAN wrote:
> I've been organizing socket wrenches and discovered I'm having trouble reading the sizes. If I buy new ones I will get the ones with large markings but trying to find a way to make easy to read labels on those I already have.
> I'm thinking about painting the sizes on the side then coating with something to protect the paint. I'm sure that anything I put on will wear off but hopefully will last long enough to make it worth doing.
> Not sure what material to coat with. Any ideas?
> Also any other ideas that might work.
> Also have a lot of pipes with broken stems. Wondering if anyone has ideas for a readily obtainable material that I can make some out of.
> I have a booklet about casting hard rubber but checking on line haven't found anything that seems to be available for making that out of.
> Would casting resin work?
> Any other ideas.
> Van Dell
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