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?
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.
- 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.
- Pipe cleaners.
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.
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
But I am really enjoying learning.
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
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