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Tim's tips #1: Using a mustard bottle for glue? You're doing in wrong.

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Blog entry by Tim Dahn posted 01-05-2021 08:11 PM 1307 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have seen quite a few woodworkers using mustard bottles for glue but if you use titebond all you need is the mustard bottle cap.

Hey Titebond, are you paying attention? :)

I made a silly video if you are interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi2BJfMJdTY&t=1s&ab_channel=timbering

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.



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pottz

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#1 posted 01-05-2021 09:35 PM

great tip seems like ive seen this this recently ? sadly i dont like mustard !

-- 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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#2 posted 01-05-2021 09:46 PM



great tip seems like ive seen this this recently ? sadly i dont like mustard !

- pottz

Then pray tell what do you smear onto your lutefisk????

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 01-05-2021 10:03 PM

Very cool. I used to use mustard bottles, now I have a glue bottle that I really, really like, then again I buy my titebond in gallon jugs so I need something. Thing is, the dispenser that comes on the titebond bottles like you have are actually pretty good. Pop up and down to open/close then the narrow slot for the glue to dispense from. It’s pretty durable and certainly lasts the amount of glue you purchase. I’d think the mustard cap wouldn’t be as good. Is there another eason for using it instead?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 01-06-2021 12:40 AM

i agree ive always loved the titebond caps,i recently got a gluebot which seems pretty good so far.

-- 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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#5 posted 01-06-2021 12:50 AM



i agree ive always loved the titebond caps,i recently got a gluebot which seems pretty good so far.

- pottz

I’ve had the gluebot for a quite awhile now. When you buy glue in bulk and need to offload it into a glue bottle I fi0und the gluebot then ended of my search for a good glue bottle. I’ve had the rockler ones and a number of other homemade options including mustard bottles. The gluebot stopped my search.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 01-06-2021 12:56 AM


i agree ive always loved the titebond caps,i recently got a gluebot which seems pretty good so far.

- pottz

I ve had the gluebot for a quite awhile now. When you buy glue in bulk and need to offload it into a glue bottle I fi0und the gluebot then ended of my search for a good glue bottle. I ve had the rockler ones and a number of other homemade options including mustard bottles. The gluebot stopped my search.

- Craftsman on the lake


yeah bought one on amazon a few years back and hated it and got rid of it then i saw a review by awsum and found out i had a knock off that was a pos,so i tried again and got “thee” gluebot and it works great.

-- 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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#7 posted 01-06-2021 01:04 AM

is this beagle approved ? :<)))))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#8 posted 01-06-2021 01:05 AM

The titebond caps are good until the glue dries in them which happens pretty quick. The gluebot is a good product, works well.

I have been using the mustard bottle cap for over a year now without a problem.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#9 posted 01-06-2021 01:09 AM

Ha ha funny man Tim!

Sadly no second prize !

But that’s the way to do it!

Its Franklin International USA. BTW

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 01-06-2021 01:10 AM



is this beagle approved ? :<)))))))))))

- GR8HUNTER


two paws up!

-- 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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#11 posted 01-07-2021 06:26 PM

Good tip. Hard to see how much glue is remaining in mustard bottle. Wouldn’t want to run out of glue on a large glue-up project. I do use glue-bot bottles myself.

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#12 posted 01-08-2021 09:18 AM

Good stuff!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#13 posted 01-15-2021 03:18 PM

That’s very funny, thanks for sharing. I’ve tried the mustard bottle and the gluebot. A few years ago I called Titebond when I had a gallon of Titebond II go bad. While talking to them I told them about the frustration of their glue bottle caps. Well, low and behold, in a week and a half I received a new gallon of Titebond and about 20 gluebottle caps!

I’m still working through them. One every three or four months. That is customer service! I only buy Titebond.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#14 posted 01-15-2021 05:06 PM



That s very funny, thanks for sharing. I ve tried the mustard bottle and the gluebot. A few years ago I called Titebond when I had a gallon of Titebond II go bad. While talking to them I told them about the frustration of their glue bottle caps. Well, low and behold, in a week and a half I received a new gallon of Titebond and about 20 gluebottle caps!

I m still working through them. One every three or four months. That is customer service! I only buy Titebond.

- Dwain

A trick for keeping a gallon of titebond good for a long time if you don’t use it that fast. After you fill your glue bottle for the first time from the gallon jug, pour the remaining titebond into small plastic soda bottles. Fill them to the very top so that there is no air in the bottle and cap them good. Without the air, the glue won’t thicken on it’s own. Oh, and of course don’t let them freeze. Here in Maine all water based stuff stays in the house during the winter months.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#15 posted 01-15-2021 06:19 PM

i never thought about it but i suppose you could just shoot some bloxygen into the jug,if it works on finishes it should work on glue.

-- 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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