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    Hip flask to oil can

    A small S/Steel hip flask I bought from a charity sale was made into a nice precision oiler for small parts and parting off operations, it has enough flex to deliver the right amount with a gentle squeeze. A small bore brass tube from a defunct CO2 pistol was soldered into the brass cap, (I always dismantle items before binning them to see what can be used). I have filled it with ATF fluid which I find suits for most uses.
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    Nice.....maybe I should post my hip flask made from an oil can......

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    Thanks olderdan! We've added your Oil Can to our Miscellaneous category,
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    Quote Originally Posted by olderdan View Post
    A small S/Steel hip flask I bought from a charity sale was made into a nice precision oiler for small parts and parting off operations, it has enough flex to deliver the right amount with a gentle squeeze. A small bore brass tube from a defunct CO2 pistol was soldered into the brass cap, (I always dismantle items before binning them to see what can be used). I have filled it with ATF fluid which I find suits for most uses.
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    This is so interesting, one of the discount stores (Ollies I think) had a bunch of flask for a very cheap price the other day. I sat there looking at them thinking about what I could use them for. 4 days later your post drops in my lap. Looks like a great idea, I may have to run down and see if there are any left.

    Thanks for the post and the very interesting build.


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