Grease guns can leak, gather dust, and become a general mess. I built a storage container for my gun out of ABS pipe.
Step 1: Parts
2 ea 3" ABS Pipe caps
1 ea Short piece of 3" ABS pipe
Step 2: Layout
I marked the center of one end of the pipe. I drew layout lines for where the handle of the grease gun is going fit. I also drilled holes to start the bottom of the handle slots.
Step 3: Slots
Using a hacksaw, I cut slots in the pipe for the handle of the grease gun. I also filed the bottom of the slots square with a file.
Step 4: Mounting
I drilled holes in the pipe for mounting. On the opposite side of the pipe from the mounting holes, I drilled a larger hole so that a srewdriver and screw could pass through to access the mounting holes. I stood the pipe off from the mounting location using nuts. This was so that the end caps could be removed.
Step 5: Gun Stored
Here is the grease gun inside the container.
Step 6: Nozzle Storage
I drilled an angled hole near the bottom of the pipe as a place to store the nozzle. You can also see the bottom cap installed. Note that I did not use glue to attach the bottom cap. This is so that it can be removed to clean out any drippings.
Step 7: Caps
This picture shows the handle of the grease gun and the top cap installed as a dust cover.
I hope you liked my first instructable.