Shop Tips #1: I hate waiting for glue to come out!

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Blog entry by Rwolinski posted 07-11-2017 09:49 PM 2727 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I go to glue something the glue I need is always across the shop. Then I have to wait for the glue to slowly ebb to the nozzle.
Not any more….
I put my 4 most used types in the holder pictured.
The glue stays at the nozzle and its right above my bench at arms reach.
You can modify this to go up against a wall or hang on your bench to suit your needs.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#1 posted 07-12-2017 01:44 AM

Good idea I like it.

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#2 posted 07-12-2017 06:45 AM

That is a good solution.

I recently switched over to this and wish I had done so sooner.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 07-12-2017 02:02 PM

Great idea! I think I’ll try it.

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#4 posted 07-12-2017 03:01 PM

TNx I now use a small bottle to hold the glue tube upside-down works well

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#5 posted 07-12-2017 03:48 PM

I have two of those bottom fed glue bottles too, but I still like the ease of using the smaller 8 oz bottles the best
If I have a big project and I have the right glue in one of my two I’ll use it.
Plus I find buying and using small bottles keeps my glue supply fresh.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#6 posted 07-12-2017 05:31 PM

My luck, I’d put the bottle in the rack without snapping it shut first…

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#7 posted 07-12-2017 05:35 PM

I followed Jim Jakosh’s advice and put my glue into empty mustard squeeze bottles, it comes out easier, faster, and doesn’t clog as much.
In order not to mistake it for mustard I applied the label from the Titebond bottle.

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