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
- Wood screws
Cut a 6-inch section of two-by-four and a 5-inch section of one-by-two.
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.
Drill two pilot holes through the lower end of the one-by-two and into the side of the two-by-four.
Screw the two boards together using two 2-inch wood screws.
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.
Wipe the wood with a damp rag to remove sanding dust.
Paint the airbrush holder with a coat of primer.
Allow the primer to dry, then sand it with 180-grit sandpaper to prepare it for paint.
Paint the airbrush holder in the colour of your choice.
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.
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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