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Where can I get disposable measuring cups?
Marty
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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2003 - 09:09 AM UTC
Does anyone know where I can get some disposable measuring cups? I am going to be working with resin and need something I can use for measuring it.
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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2003 - 09:14 AM UTC
When I pour resin I measure in ounces or grams. I use a small food scale I got at a local wall mart - department store. I zero it out with a small bathroom dixie cup or other suitable mixing container and then pour in my resin.

If you do need measuring cups you can look at using aluminum foil and line a good solid measuring cup. Then carefully remove the formed aluminum foil and it should be pretty close to the right size. Thats one thought.

Bathroom Dixie cups are great for this kind of thing too. You can get picnic cups in plastic or paper. Then you measure some water in a measuring cup and pour it in the disposable one. Mark a line at the top of the water. Pour the water out and you've got a disposable measuruing cup.
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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2003 - 10:26 AM UTC
Hey Scott, these are some good ideas. :-)
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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2003 - 12:16 PM UTC
If you know anyone who works at a hospital or doctor's office, get them to bring you some urine cups (unused please). These work well.

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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 09:12 AM UTC
one thing i've found for measuring and mixing resin is those small plastic cups that fast food and other reastrants use.. there are in general 2 sized.. a small size (usely used for ketsup at the condiment bar) and this size is really too small. the larger size is harder to find and is just right. I use a ruler and a pen to mark off measurements. I then pour them into small dixie cups for mixing. and best of all they are free.

:-)
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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 09:13 AM UTC
oh and also if you really must have measuring cups.. check out the kids science section of your local hobby shop, the hobbytown near here sells packs of small measureing cups.. or some of the kids toys specilicity shops that sell science stuff will have them...
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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 10:42 AM UTC
Bare Metal Foil Has some available Online.
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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 10:59 AM UTC
Check your phone book yellow pages under medical supplies (nurses uniforms and stuff). I found measureing cups there with grams, milgrams, teaspoons and oz. markings along the side. Also comes in handy when mixing paint.
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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 11:07 AM UTC
Hey Matt, isn't baremetal.com is a web hosting service?
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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 11:18 AM UTC
My bad... I fixed it it should be bare-metal.com
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2003 - 03:39 AM UTC
Have you tried Micro-mark? They do this set of 24 2oz cups + stiring sticks as #82415.



http://www.dxmarket.com/micromark/products/82415.html
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2003 - 07:21 AM UTC
Thanks Geoff. These might just be what I am looking for.
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2003 - 12:19 PM UTC
I to was going to suggest micro-mark.....but Im too late.