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Glovebucket keeps messy jobs contained
The Glovebucket – unfortunately, it's too small to hold a baby with soiled diapers
From time to time, just about everyone has to perform messy jobs such as cleaning paintbrushes, scrubbing greasy vehicle parts with solvent, or removing dried-on mud from footwear. Usually, you have to change into old clothes in order to so, and even then you'll still get some "overspray" on your face and arms. With the Glovebucket, however, you can do those jobs while wearing a tux.
The device itself is pretty simple.
It's a square 5-gallon (19-liter) high-density polyethylene bucket, with a removable transparent acrylic lid. The bucket has round holes in two of its sides, which a pair of included heavy-duty rubber gloves extend through from the outside – the gloves seal around the holes.
User just throw their dirty items in the bucket along with whatever cleaning solution they're using, throw on the lid, stick their hands in the gloves and go to work. The lid lets them see what they're doing, yet protects them from flying drops of solvent, muddy wash water, or anything else. As an added bonus, they can pretend that they're a scientist studying a bio-hazardous material.
The Glovebucket is usually priced at US$79.95, although it's currently on sale for $49.95.
Source: Glovebucket via Bicycle Times
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An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.
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Very useful! I wonder how much (like new printer ink cartridges costing more than the printer) replacement gloves go for? Let's face it, they don't last that long!
Problem will be cleaning the bucket out afterwards. Rubber gloves aren't the easiest things in the world to clean thoroughly either, and you wouldn't want to be wearing a tux when replacing the gloves!
I think the best use for this product would be as a camper van manual 'washing machine'- you'd be able to get smallish items pretty clean by hand, and soapy water won't soil the gloves as, say, motor oil contamination would from cleaning car parts. Also, oil attacks rubber-based products pretty aggressively so they wouldn't last long cleaning angular motor components.
Not so much muddy shoes, as after I've suddenly found the pile of dog crap that I missed.
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