Any tips for removing old glue from tight spaces?

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Forum topic by Aee77 posted 03-20-2016 06:50 PM 686 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I have 2 small jewelry boxes I’d like to refinish. Both need new lining. My issue is how to remove the old glue from the wood. The space is very small. I would normally scrape it or cut it off. Can I sand it off with a dremel? Is there a better way? Hopefully the photo bucket link will work so you can see the space I’m talking about. It’s about as tall as a soda can and about 3/4 the width.

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#1 posted 03-20-2016 07:08 PM

Sharpen up the short side of a scraper and use that.

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#2 posted 03-20-2016 07:18 PM

Thanks, I’ll give that a try.

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#3 posted 03-20-2016 07:36 PM

I make scrapers whatever size I need. I score them with a dremel and a cutting wheel. Bend and snap them in a vise. File the edges straight and go to town.

For really tight corner I’ll use a chisel to cut it or scrape with the end.

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