Odd objects to spread glue with


Not having a credit card handy (meaning: I'd have to walk from where the thought struck me, approximately 30 feet into the house), I spotted a wall outlet cover in a misc hardware drawer that looked like a likely candidate for spreading glue on some 4" boards. Poured on the TBII and took a swipe with the cover across the board. Wow! Nice even coverage. gotta love the curved edge of those covers. Try it some time--it's not as weird as it sounds.
What "odd" thing have you spread glue with, that worked well?
Dave
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I'll use my finger to spread glue provided I have a tub of water handy to clean up. The last time I used a thin 2x4" square of cherry, just because it was handy. I have a glue roller (the kind that fit on top of a glue bottle) but don't always use it. I like credit cards for spreading glue, nice and flexible.
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The drill size template from the Handyman Club works well.
But with a college student, I get a lot of those mock credit cards to use, too.
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- Hacksaw blades work pretty well. Different TPI and new vs. old will leave a different thickness of glue. - Serrated edge thing from a Saran Wrap or aluminum foil box. - Gift cards from Barns&Noble. They are nice and stiff just like a credit card and they give them away by the dozens, just don't load them with any $. - Popsicle sticks. - Q-tips. - Pipe cleaners.
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David wrote:

Well, I don't know if it's odd, but I use an autobody filler spreader.
R
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I keep a deck of playing cards handy, they are slick and the glue doesn't stick to them.
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All kinds of stuff from the edge of pencils to random scraps of wood that happened to be close, to a scraper that I accidentally grabbed once, thinking it was a credit card. Luckily, the glue wipes off.
Probably the weirdest thing I ever used was an old AOL CD when I was trying to spread glue into an odd curve and I found that by turning the CD a bit, it filled the cove quite well.
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I noticed one of the DIY network dames spreading glue with a wood chisel. I thought that was pretty odd...
Being an old house framer and remodeler I am just now discovering glue. Works pretty good! That tells you I am a bit behind in the fine woodwork department.
But I am really enjoying learning.
Ron T
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says...

For pva I use a stiff 1/2" artist's brush most of the time. I also have a number of very thin, 6" long hardwood wedges that were left over from some job or another, they flex beautifully and get into narrow spaces and they clean up with a sharp chisel. For Gorilla glue, my preference is formica coated 1/4" mdf tags. I seem to have inherited quite a lot of offcuts of this nature from someone (don't use the stuff myself). Gives me the required very thin and even application.
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