Glue gun hack - Router Forums
 14Likes
  • 1 Post By JOAT
  • 6 Post By DaninVan
  • 1 Post By RainMan 2.0
  • 1 Post By DaninVan
  • 3 Post By kp91
  • 2 Post By JOAT
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
JOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Theo
Posts: 6,117
 
Default Glue gun hack

Ran across this today. Nothing I would use, but if you buy glue in gallon bottles, I suppose it would appeal to some.
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/L0TTZ4_U6zM
Danman1957 likes this.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
JOAT is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 03:58 PM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 13,992
 
Default

*Head spinning*....never happened in my lifetime. I mean a silicone cartridge emptied completely with virtually no residue left behind.
Hell will be holding Winter Olympics before I spend a morning trying to resurrect an 'empty' cartridge and nozzle!
The one litre squeeze bottles work just fine for me.
I wish I had $5 for every time I've gone back to a recently used silicone cartridge which I thought I'd sealed carefully, only to discover that the Silicone Fairy had visited and turned the stuff in the nozzle into congealed Fairy snot.
DaninVan is online now  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 04:02 PM
Registered User
 
RainMan 2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Country: Canada
First Name: Rick
Posts: 15,915
 
Default

Dan , I’ve never even successfully cleaned out a nozzle before . Maybe this was originally an April fools joke ?
DaninVan likes this.

I don’t always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
RainMan 2.0 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 04:17 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Herb Stoops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Herb
Posts: 7,399
 
Default

First off I would not ever have any silicone caulk anywhere near my wood shop, And secondly, mixing silicone with my glue in any amounts would not be a good idea. I buy my Tite Bond II in gallon or 1/2 gallon jugs, but I just refill the smaller squeeze bottles for working.
This tip might be helpful to someone making lots of cutting boards where a lot of glue must be applied in a short time span. If I did that it would be with a different caulking tube. Thanks for posting Theo.
Just saying,
Herb

Last edited by Herb Stoops; 10-22-2017 at 04:19 PM.
Herb Stoops is online now  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 04:21 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Stick486's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Stick
Posts: 25,142
 
Default

over thinkers at work...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
Stick486 is online now  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 04:28 PM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 13,992
 
DaninVan is online now  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 06:37 PM
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 16,081
 
Default

I like the little bottles with the flip top tip, but I buy quarts, which caps block up easily. But for some reason that doesn't happen with the flip top pint and half pint bottles. Hate to admit it, but I hadn't thought of refilling the smaller bottles.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
DesertRatTom is online now  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 07:29 PM
Marine Engineer
 
kp91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Doug
Posts: 4,517
 
Default

We use the heavy duty fillable ones (similar to the West System epoxy ones) for injecting fire stop compound in cable ways, etc. I had a handful of them laying around one day, and about 20 almost empty cans of Never Seize compound and an idea hit me.

With the never seize, they deliberately make the brush so short that it leaves a third of the can unusable. So to prevent wasting it, we use an acid brush instead, but this means the cans sit open on the shelf and crap gets into them... not a good thing if you are putting them on threaded fasteners as well.
the aerosol version of never seize is awesome and convenient, and is horrendously expensive.

Solution? Put all of the mostly empty cans into the caulking tubes, then use it to apply. Instead of taking 5 minutes to brush the anti seize compound on a flange, or waste half a can of aerosol version in over-spray, just pump a bead out of the caulk gun. Put the cap on the tube when you're done and it stays nice and clean.
Gaffboat, Stick486 and Herb Stoops like this.

Doug
1 John 1:9
Fredericksburg, VA




http://disasterreliefeffort.org/
kp91 is online now  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
JOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Theo
Posts: 6,117
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
I wish I had $5 for every time I've gone back to a recently used silicone cartridge which I thought I'd sealed carefully, only to discover that the Silicone Fairy had visited and turned the stuff in the nozzle into congealed Fairy snot.
Ha, got that beat. A few months ago I needed some sillycone for something, but when I cut the top (on a brand new tube), nothing. Didn't need a lot, but needed it immediately, so cut open the tube, and wound up with a brand new tube of totally cured sillycone. At least it didn't stick to my fingers.
kp91 and Herb Stoops like this.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
JOAT is online now  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 05:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Country: United States
First Name: Fred
Posts: 25
 
Default

Herb, I know silicone is a problem in a shop if it comes in contact with metal surfaces and wood being finished but I use silicone caulking as a replacement for "space balls" to prevent panels from rattling inside the grooves of my frame and panel or cope and stick doors. The space balls I have are 1/4" and overwhelm the 3/8" thick grooves preventing the panel from fitting in. I cut a slice off the tip of the caulk tube I think is appropriate to my groove, squeeze out a long line of caulk on surface it won't stick to (laminate strips) and let it dry overnight. Then I cut the long 'worm' into sizes I think will work allowing the panel to sit in the groove and won't rattle after assembly but still allow for wood expansion/contraction. Works well for me.

Last edited by spike1; 10-23-2017 at 05:24 PM. Reason: capitalization, spelling
spike1 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thanks to Frank for this one harrysin Lobby 12 07-28-2017 06:32 AM
Bostitch - N80S framing gun TRN_Diesel Tools and Woodworking 9 07-27-2014 12:02 AM
Hide Glue Daikusan Tools and Woodworking 9 02-11-2014 07:47 AM
A suggestion from Maurice harrysin Woodturning and Lathes 48 12-08-2013 10:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome