Picture of Make the lid (haga la tapa)
Me inspiré en este instructable.

En casa solemos hacer escabeche de berenjenas o de morrones, y lo almacenamos en frascos de vidrio. Pero al ir a envasar, me ha ocurrido que está el frasco pero no la tapa, cosa que me molesta sobremanera. ¿Alguien tiene una explicación? ¿Cómo puede un ser humano tirar a la basura una tapa de frasco, salvo que esté inutilizable?

Bueno, el caso es que ayer hice una olla llena de escabeche, y cuando fui a guardarlo me encontré con un frasco chico y uno grande a los cuales les faltaba la tapa. Luego de rezongar un poco entre dientes (no sea cosa que me escuche mi mujer), me dije: "más vale prender una vela que maldecir a la compañia eléctrica". Así que les hice la tapita hermética a ambos.

I was inspired by this instructable.

At home we usually make pickled eggplant or peppers, and stored them in glass jars. But going to be packed, I thought that there is the bottle but not the cover, something that bothers me greatly. Does anyone have an explanation? How can a human being throw away a jar lid, unless it is unusable?

Well, the fact is that yesterday I made a pot full of pickled, and when I went to save it I found a small bottle and a large another which lacked the lid. After grumbling a bit between teeth (lest my wife hear), I said: "Better to light a candle than curse the power company." So I did both the tight cap.
Bill WW2 years ago
Osvaldo, Buen trabajo reciclar un material que se suelen desechar.

Nice work recycling a material that is usually thrown away.
rimar2000 (author)  Bill WW2 years ago
Thanks, Bill.

I am improving my English! All Saturdays I am taking English classes from mormon missionaries, and I note a real improve. Maybe in one or two year I dare to do a trip through USA.


Gracias, Bill.

Estoy mejorando mi Inglés! Todos los sábados estoy tomando clases de inglés de los misioneros mormones, y noto una mejora real. Tal vez en uno o dos años me atreveré a hacer un viaje por USA.
Ninzerbean2 years ago
This is such a great idea for storing leftover latex paint. Using metal lids results in rusted metal lids, so this is perfect. Thank you for sharing!
rimar2000 (author)  Ninzerbean2 years ago
Glad you found it useful, Nina.

I have not started up my wood lathe again, but I have not forgotten that I promised to send you a bowl. I spend more than a month trying to convert my generator to natural gas, without success. I canceled the project last week.

Thanks for commenting!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Interesting idea. How long did this jar seal keep?
I've had great success with prolonging shelf-life of some foods by removing excess air (by vacuum from mouth or machine) and tight elastic, but I've never thought to use your method.

For longer periods of storage, maybe add a gasket between the PET and glass?
I also like the phrase about the power company in your intro.
rimar2000 (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
Mike, we never allow the canned food be too much time, specially pickles. Then, I don't know how many time it could last. Maybe two or three months, but I'm not sure.

Surely you can add an EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) foam gasket. Or styrofoam.

When I drink yoghurt in sachet/pouch, I take off the remaining air into the pouch before put it into the fridge. That manner it lasts a little more.

The phrase you like is not mine, I also like it.

Thanks for commenting!
rlarios2 years ago
You are the man ! Good instructable !
rimar2000 (author)  rlarios2 years ago
Thanks, rlarios! Glad you like it.
knife1412 years ago
Osvaldo, nice instructible! Several years ago I made some knife sheaths from a thermoplastic called Kydex. Like you I molded it with a heat gun and quickly discovered the value os a cheap pair of cotton gloves! Hope all is going well with you.
rimar2000 (author)  knife1412 years ago
Thanks, knife141. Yes, this time I did the work without hurt my hand!