Shop Tip #027
© Frank Ford 2004; Photo by FF

One of the handiest things on my bench is my lacquer bottle. I punched a hole in the cap and potted an expensive artist's brush in there with a wad of thickened epoxy inside and out. The cap screws right in place, and I haven't needed to clean the brush in ten years. It's always handy and ready to use for quick start on a touch up job, whether a drop fill or a crack repair.