Squeeze tubes for finish

I occasionally use jell varnish to finish small turnings. Unfortunately, the majority of it often dries up in the can before being used.

These reusable squeeze tubes are intended to hold foodstuffs such as peanut butter and jelly for campers and hikers.

This tube will hold a half-pint can of varnish which does not dry up in the tube if I evacuate the air after each use.

(This was published in the “Tips” section of the Fall 2009 edition of  “American Woodturner” and is now jointly copyrighted by the American Association of Woodturners and me.)

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