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Forum topic by jbmaine posted 05-30-2020 01:55 PM 404 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jbmaine

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05-30-2020 01:55 PM

Hi everyone, This is a little gluing tip I thought I’d share.
Some time ago we bought a bunch of pipettes to give medicine to one of our cats.
I’ve since found other uses for them. Squinting oil into a cylinder for winterizing motors. Measuring fuel stabilizer to add to gas, etc. Lately I’ve found them useful for certain glue up applications. They are great for getting glue into dowel holes, things like that.
In this case I used them to put just a little glue in each of the “sockets” of a row of finger joints on a storage cuddy I’m making for my wife. I’d put dab’s of glue down and my wife would come along behind me and spread the glue. It was an easy way to glue up long rows of finger joints.

You can rinse them out for reuse or throw them away. The cost is very reasonable. Last time we bought some we paid around $ 20.00 per 500.


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ibewjon

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#1 posted 05-30-2020 02:07 PM

I have used them for years. A great tool.

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Foghorn

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#2 posted 05-30-2020 05:34 PM

I use smaller ones with a finer tip for dispensing thin CA glue. They work excellent. You can also stretch and snip the tips to go even finer.

-- Darrel

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#3 posted 05-31-2020 11:48 AM

Thanks for the tip jb...

It’s just a shame that people that have been doing it for years never bothered to pass their tips on to others on the past!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 05-31-2020 02:14 PM

Sorry duck, but some things all of us have done for years don’t seem like that big of deal, just a habit. I could post for days on the things I do every day out of habit. I am sure it is the same for you. I put fluorescent strip lights under all my upper cabinets in the shop. That may be new to some here, but as an electrician, I have installed hundreds of under cabinet fixtures and don’t think much about it. I also put an in wall timer connected to my charger receptacles so I can hit a button, charge the batteries, and if I am not back in the shop for a week, the chargers are off.

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 05-31-2020 03:12 PM

Those are great for applying small strings of glue where needed indeed!

I tried syringes but the plungers made for awkward control and hand position, the pipettes cured both those issues.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 05-31-2020 09:01 PM


Sorry duck, but some things all of us have done for years don t seem like that big of deal, just a habit…
- ibewjon

Sorry all... I read my initial reply and watered it down a lot as it was just too blunt… It wasn’t meant to be insulting, though I probably could have re-worded the last draft further.

What I was trying to say is that there are far too many tips and practices people take for granted and assume that everyone knows about them, however, many just don’t… If you give any tip, there’s gonna be countless people that will embrace the suggestion and hopefully the old grumps will just bite their tongue.

Furthermore, far too many tips get lost in the archives and it’s often enlightening when someone reposts (or percolates) for oldies like me that tend to forget what foot to put which glove on…
and then there are newbies… not too many are born with a Stanley #5 in their hand when they pop out of the womb… unless of course mum had a great diet of iron.
We have the tendency to inundate newbies by our clever setup and forget to provide basic hints to make them enjoy and simplify their newfound love of woodworking that much more.

Personally, LJ’s should have a category of HINTS and WORKAROUNDS for all to share… much like Reviews... of which I don’t think the latter is exploited enough… like hints.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 06-01-2020 10:21 AM

As a model builder, for years I have used hypodermic needles to apply CA glue. You can buy these needles at a pharmacy and they are cheap. Yes, the CA glue hardens in the needle when not in use, however a quick hold of the needle tip over a cigarette lighter flame cures the problem. I find the taper of the needle base usually fits well over the CA glue bottle’s tapered tip. And the needles come with many available diameter holes so be sure to pick one that best fits your needs.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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