So I know everyone out there has some of their own money saving tips and tricks. I thought I would try to share a few of the ones I use. This idea came to me today while wandering around one of my favorite stores, trying to find items to put in my discount shopping bag.
I saw a package of plastic glue spreaders for sale for $3.50 (per 6), I have read of guys using old credit cards and such and I have a few of them in my box but the items I found that seems to work well serves two purposes in finishing. Poly foam brushes, once I am done using them to finish with I let them dry out then strip the foam head off. They generally have a plastic piece to hold the shape of the head which makes great a glue spreader. I have also used them as stirrers for my finishes and have started to tape them to the sides of the can once dried so i can use the same one again.
The best part is these are usually on sale at various places for like 10 cents each and I get to use them for more then just glue up. Also come in handy as wooden dowel pins.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)