Glue Rack

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Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 05-26-2015 05:25 AM 9991 views 21 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I saw this in a magazine a while back, liked the idea and had a few minutes today to throw this together.

Using scraps meant some ½ “ and some ¾”. Made do with what I had.

Just pinned and glued.

The one in the article just had one shelf with a row of holes.

I wanted two shelves with holes to keep the glue bottles securely straight up and down.

Not a big deal, but it will solve for me a long-time dilemma as to how to store glue.

If anyone wants measurements, let me know and I will post them.



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-26-2015 12:13 PM

Bruce, that is a cool idea and a nicely built rack for them. That way you always have the glue by the nozzle – ready to come out and the air is on the bottom. Super job!!..............cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 12:40 PM

Looks good, Bruce. I may need to borrow that idea. What size holes did you use?

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#3 posted 05-26-2015 01:03 PM

Nice idea, but I do not use glue bottles.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 05-26-2015 02:01 PM

great setup. i see this going in my shop very soon! Thanks for sharing

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#5 posted 05-26-2015 02:19 PM

I need to do this. Just this weekend I had to put two bottles leaning at angle to get the dregs down to the top.

-- Don, -

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#6 posted 05-26-2015 03:51 PM

well i like this idea bruce, its a sticky situation when you think of it, so bert, if you dont use glue bottles, what do you use…just curious….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 05-26-2015 04:08 PM

I put mine on my rolling clamp rack.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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#8 posted 05-26-2015 05:01 PM

Maybe that would prevent the slug I seem to continually cleaning out of the nozzle.

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 05-26-2015 05:45 PM

Stellar job on the build, bud, and stellar idea…I like it….But what if you want to use one of them flat bottles, like hide glue…?...:)....Looks like there may be another one in the works for those..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#10 posted 05-26-2015 05:47 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

I almost didn’t post it and then realized if I liked/needed something like this, others might also….sooooooo

CB_Cohick I used a 2 3/8” Forstner that I bought for a clock project years ago. Had to rotate each hole just 10 quick revolutions on the spindle sander to get each hole just right before I eased the edges.

I think a 2 1/2” bit would be perfect, but $$$$. Glad I already had this one. Holes are on 3 1/4” centers.


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Paul M

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#11 posted 05-26-2015 08:15 PM

simple and useful, Just what I need. Thanks for posting.

-- Paul M

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#12 posted 05-26-2015 09:44 PM

I used and old cutoff block of yella pine to make one, as in singular. A very useful item for 5 minutes of work and no cash. But I like yours much more as you can store several types of glue in one place, compact, transportable, and ready to use whenever you like.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#13 posted 05-27-2015 12:01 AM

Great idea, and great use of your scraps!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 05-27-2015 02:02 AM

That is a great idea. What would also be nice is a freestanding one to keep near the workbench or assembly table. Thanks for sharing! :)

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#15 posted 05-27-2015 02:19 AM

Nice job, Works well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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