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    very cool tool, I will make one for myself , especially for wd-40 , lubriplate , etc. Thanks AL

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    Thanks Texf1! We've added your Spray Can Puncturing Tool to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: Texf1's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    ...here's what I do:

    Rotate a vice to 90 degrees from its normal orientation.
    Clamp the "empty" can.
    Take a few horizontal strokes with hacksaw. Pfft...
    If wanted, recover nozzle, feed tube, marble.
    Pour residue into dedicated standard paint can.
    Squeze can for visual confirmation.
    Throw into my metal recycle container.
    No special tool to store.

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    Place cans on tree stump in front of canvas panel. Move back 100 yards from stump and puncture can with a single 0.17 HMR round. Exciting, and when done, you have a modern painting worthy of Jackson Pollock.
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    I didn't figure I needed to paint the inside. Once I start punching the cans, it will paint the inside for me.

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    Exactly, that is why I will paint it from the inside out lol

    The Home Engineer

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    Before recycling the cans, I also remove the old spray paint nozzle, soak and clean it in a jar with paint thinner I keep for this purpose, dry it off, and then save the nozzle as a potential replacement for the spray paint cans with clogged nozzles. Most of the common spray paint nozzles are interchangeable.

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    When contract tractor mowing I have hit a couple of cans over the years; probably 1/2 full or 1/2 empty & wondered why they were left around by government or contract personel . I survived. This method looks a lot safer! Was it originally part of the Bismarch's hull? :-) pretty solid!
    Ranald

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    I think it was the Titanic. LOL

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    exploding cans

    I worked in the elevator industry in NYC and was sent to rehang two basement elevator shaft doors that were blown into the pit. When i got there PD and FDNY told me that this happened is because someone threw an empty hair spray can down the garbage chute and it became a bomb. At that time they were still burning the waste in NYC apt. buildings and because the incinerator room was opposite the elevators the exploding can became a bomb and was the cause of the elevator doors being blown off. Bottom line is these things are dangerous.

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