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    Small Parts Cleaner

    This device is useful for cleaning small parts, either with cleaners or solvents, and is made with a discarded sink strainer basket, a reclaimed motor shaft, a wooden knob, and a reused container.

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    Hmmm, I could use something like that. I have a small round parts cleaner that harbor freight used to sell for small parts but kinda big for just a few pieces of hardware. Nice !

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    Thanks morsa! We've added your Small Parts Cleaner to our Cleaning category,
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    I was at a garage sale today and there was a pretty little French Press (for coffee) for sale.
    I told my wife: "Do you know what this is?"
    She said, "Yeah . . . it's a French Press!"
    I said, "Nope! It's a small parts washer" (as I showed her the up and down motion).
    She rolled her eyes!
    Pshaw! Women!
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    Quote Originally Posted by morsa View Post
    This device is useful for cleaning small parts, either with cleaners or solvents, and is made with a discarded sink strainer basket, a reclaimed motor shaft, a wooden knob, and a reused container.

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    The French press is also a great idea. My second hand store seems to always have them. When this virus is over or waaaaay down in my county, I'll go by and check.

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    For really tiny parts, a tea ball works well too. The spring-loaded clamshell made of screening type come with an attached handle that makes them really easy to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbshop View Post
    Hmmm, I could use something like that. I have a small round parts cleaner that harbor freight used to sell for small parts but kinda big for just a few pieces of hardware. Nice !
    Thanks mbshop. I used to clean small parts in an open container and pick up each piece with long-nose pliers, but with this device, collection is much easier, and the destined container allows the solvent to be reused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesWaugh View Post
    I was at a garage sale today and there was a pretty little French Press (for coffee) for sale.
    I told my wife: "Do you know what this is?"
    She said, "Yeah . . . it's a French Press!"
    I said, "Nope! It's a small parts washer" (as I showed her the up and down motion).
    She rolled her eyes!
    Pshaw! Women!
    Thanks CharlesWaugh. You made me laugh
    It is a good idea if the French Press is not working. If you were to cannibalize a useful device, a sink basket would be much cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manitoba Man View Post
    Brilliant! Love it
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    Thanks Manitoba Man. There are devices for sale for this purpose, but why buy what you can do at home?

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