How to Make an Airbrush Holder

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How to Make an Airbrush Holder
If your airbrush does not come with a holder, you will have to provide one. (Stephane L'hostis/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

An airbrush is a finely crafted tool containing many moving parts. A single, high-end airbrush may cost an artist several hundred dollars. As such, it's not surprising that few artists simply toss it on a table the way they might with a traditional brush. Airbrushes should be stored in a holder when not in use to maintain their quality. These holders are available for purchase in most art stores, but you can easily make your own.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 2-by-4-inch board
  • 1-by-2-inch board
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Wood screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Hooks
  • Clamp
  • Cloth

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut a 6-inch section of two-by-four and a 5-inch section of one-by-two.

  2. 2

    Lay the two-by-four on a table, then stand up the one-by-two against it. The one-by-two should be centred along the side of the two-by-four, creating an upside-down T when viewed from the side.

  3. 3

    Drill two pilot holes through the lower end of the one-by-two and into the side of the two-by-four.

  4. 4

    Screw the two boards together using two 2-inch wood screws.

  5. 5

    Sand any rough edges and burrs off of the airbrush holder. Begin with 100-grit sandpaper, then move on to 120-grit and finish with 180-grit.

  6. 6

    Wipe the wood with a damp rag to remove sanding dust.

  7. 7

    Paint the airbrush holder with a coat of primer.

  8. 8

    Allow the primer to dry, then sand it with 180-grit sandpaper to prepare it for paint.

  9. 9

    Paint the airbrush holder in the colour of your choice.

  10. 10

    Screw two hooks into the top end of the one-by-two on the opposite end of the two-by-four. The hooks should be side by side, with enough room for the airbrush hose nozzle to fit between them.

  11. 11

    Clamp the two-by-four section of the airbrush holder to a work table with a piece of fabric between the clamp and wood to protect it. Hang the airbrush from the hooks, with the hose extending down between them.

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