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A couple of days ago, I noticed that a couple of drops of hot melt glue had gotten on my T-square. It took forever to get it off, even using isopropyl alcohol, a recommended solvent. Now I wonder how often, if ever, hot melt glue is used for woodworking. I always thought that it was a low strength, temporary adhesive. This stuff was brutal to get off of the T-square.
 

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a deeper look see into hot melt adhesive...

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built an all terrain wide track wagon for a 3yo....
put one of those on it an accessory...
 

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The darker the glue the higher the melt temperature and stronger the bond. In traditional archery we use a fairly dark hot melt glue stick from Bohning Company to glue metal arrow points onto wooden shafts. Hot melts don't tend to sink in very much like solvent or water based glues do but some still have decent holding power. Technically hide glue is a hot melt glue and it holds fairly well.
 
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It is used in turning sometimes to attach wood instead of using a commercial chuck. I also use it when I have to align something such as a drawer front that will be secured by screws.
 

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