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So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

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The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
 

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
Great tip Chris I'll remember that one thanks for sharing.
 

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
You're a good scavenger! love it.
 

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
great tip
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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
thank´s for the tip Chris

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
I never knew what to do with those darn things once the head came off… great tip!
Thanks.
 

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
And I thought I was cheap (frugal?)! Great idea!
 

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
I use the fake credit cards that I get in the mail, have a stack of them, but two days ago, needed to spread Poly glue (industrial gorilla) over a large surface, and use a piece of scrap wood.
 

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
Use and reuse. Great tip. Thanks.
 

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
I love this trick! I've also been known to cut the gluey part off of a foam brush and keep using it until it's just the plastic bit… :eek:
 

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
send that tip in to one of the magazines. that tip is worthy of a prize. your a thinker.
 

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So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
An extra tip. Take a pinking shears and trim the end off about a quarter of an inch. This will give you a notched trowel effect. I find it a better way to spread the glue for big glue ups.
 

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Glue Spreaders

So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
Thanks all. Hope it is a great help.
David, Never really thought of submitting as a tip. But I have now. Worth a try.
Gary, thanks for the additional tip. Looks like I may have to go find my wife's stash of scrapbooking sciscors.

CtL
 

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So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.

I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.

IMG_0192

The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.

CtL
Congrats on the magizine tip.
 

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Glue Spreaders-Update

Just a quick update in regards to my last post. When my fellow LumberJock suggested I submit this tip to a magazine, I figured why not. So I submitted it to one of my favorites…. Woodsmith. Low and behold I was contacted a few days later and if you look at this months issue (which I just got in the mail today) you will see my tip :)
Thanks for the encouragement David.

CtL
 

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Glue Spreaders-Update

Just a quick update in regards to my last post. When my fellow LumberJock suggested I submit this tip to a magazine, I figured why not. So I submitted it to one of my favorites…. Woodsmith. Low and behold I was contacted a few days later and if you look at this months issue (which I just got in the mail today) you will see my tip :)
Thanks for the encouragement David.

CtL
That's great, congratulations! Did they compensate you for your efforts. I bet it feels cool to have your tip in a magazine!
 

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Glue Spreaders-Update

Just a quick update in regards to my last post. When my fellow LumberJock suggested I submit this tip to a magazine, I figured why not. So I submitted it to one of my favorites…. Woodsmith. Low and behold I was contacted a few days later and if you look at this months issue (which I just got in the mail today) you will see my tip :)
Thanks for the encouragement David.

CtL
Congratulations.
 

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Glue Spreaders-Update

Just a quick update in regards to my last post. When my fellow LumberJock suggested I submit this tip to a magazine, I figured why not. So I submitted it to one of my favorites…. Woodsmith. Low and behold I was contacted a few days later and if you look at this months issue (which I just got in the mail today) you will see my tip :)
Thanks for the encouragement David.

CtL
Way-To-Go!!!!
 

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Glue Spreaders-Update

Just a quick update in regards to my last post. When my fellow LumberJock suggested I submit this tip to a magazine, I figured why not. So I submitted it to one of my favorites…. Woodsmith. Low and behold I was contacted a few days later and if you look at this months issue (which I just got in the mail today) you will see my tip :)
Thanks for the encouragement David.

CtL
That is great.

Sharad
 

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Glue Spreaders-Update

Just a quick update in regards to my last post. When my fellow LumberJock suggested I submit this tip to a magazine, I figured why not. So I submitted it to one of my favorites…. Woodsmith. Low and behold I was contacted a few days later and if you look at this months issue (which I just got in the mail today) you will see my tip :)
Thanks for the encouragement David.

CtL
Cool!! What's the tip?
 
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