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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #22: Super Hoarding fettish....

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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 04-02-2020 05:07 AM 1358 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Boys and Girls,

We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)….

To be fair to any product(s) mentioned, this is not a review per-se, but my impression, be it through bad judgement, misuse or just too much cheap vino.

When I started turning pens about 12 years ago, the buzz ingredient was CA glue finish. Whenever I went into one of our larger Home Hardware stores (even before Bunnings was a household word) I looked out for their bulk packs of CA glue… if I remember it was something like $2.50 for 10×3g tubes and amassed large box full over a few years visit,

In fact I had to extend the dimensions of the box,

And then, over 10 years on my shelf, I was wondering why my “stock piled” CA wouldn’t hold tissue paper together…

I recently (2 years ago) discovered that CA has a shelf-life of about 12 months… Considering the ones I bought were bargain basement and could have probably been in storage for a long time, their shelf life could have expired prior to my purchase…. at least I could use them as hand sanitisers during the current Corona crisis.

Now days I still hoard, but I keep my glues adhered to the fridge,

The stupidity was not (in the words of the current fad of) hoarding (next to the TP), but in being too lazy reading about shelf-life and still hoarding CA.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD



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robscastle

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#1 posted 04-02-2020 05:30 AM

yep know the prob just like rubber tyre patch glue.

Buy one and leave it until you need a repair the tube and its an empty void
Buy one use some straight away and leave it to the next repair and the tube is an empty yet again.

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 04-02-2020 05:37 AM



yep know the prob just like rubber tyre patch glue.

- robscastle


Thanks for the heads up rc... I know about CA but was arrogant about the rubber glue… at least now I know why I couldn’t bring my blow up doll back to life.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 04-02-2020 09:12 AM

You need some special glue for that, I have just about used all mine too
Great stuff.

I keep it in the fridge too reminds me of my time in Omsk

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 04-02-2020 09:25 AM

Lobachevsk
... reminds me of my time in Omsk
- robscastle

So you’re part of the LOOP!

(Link’s getting a thrashing today.)

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#5 posted 04-02-2020 02:34 PM

great so now when i go to buy some ca it will all be gone like the tp.stop hoarding ducks,get some help man !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 04-02-2020 06:00 PM

Just don’t try to re-purpose your super glue as toilet paper Duck. That could make an already shitty situation even stickier!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 04-02-2020 06:54 PM



Just don t try to re-purpose your super glue as toilet paper Duck. That could make an already shitty situation even stickier!

- HokieKen


Unfortunately it would not be an issue… in it’s current bonding state, I could use them in a bidet to dilute the hard water.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 04-02-2020 06:59 PM

the bigger question is,why do you still have them.hoping for a resurrection?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 04-02-2020 08:37 PM


the bigger question is,why do you still have them.hoping for a resurrection?

- pottz


Partly sentiment, however, I’m forever the optimist. I’m waiting for this C crisis to abate and I’m gonna fly to the Vatican and ask the Pope for some divine intervention.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#10 posted 04-03-2020 03:38 AM

Keep dreaming LBD, and BTW I see he is very quiet on the current crisis usually he puts his two bobs worth in on any other non related political subject.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dik_wnOE4dk

-- Regards Rob

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#11 posted 04-03-2020 04:42 AM

he’s definitely in denial,reverting back to the fern cutter days of his childhood.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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mafe

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#12 posted 04-05-2020 05:15 PM

:-D
I did not know about the shelf time, so that’s new thanks.
Stay safe and stay home.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 04-05-2020 07:13 PM



I did not know about the shelf time, so that s new thanks…..
- mafe

I learnt the hard way… shelf-life is a killer for CA, polyurethane glue and mixed shellac… In fact many glues have a shel-life but not as short.

So if your CA starts to fail unexpectedly… it’s probably been sitting in the hardware shop for a fair time.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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