Glue Station

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Project by Jim posted 12-07-2015 03:34 AM 11119 views 31 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My last project involved a lot of glue up work. I was frustrated by always having to shake the glue from the bottom to the top. This quickie project keeps the glue ready to go and a place to put glue brushes where they won’t drip on the workbench or project. It was made entirely from scraps. The silver glue brush cup is a used tea light candle cup.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#1 posted 12-07-2015 04:29 AM

This is great – on my list of shop things I need to make!


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 12-07-2015 08:29 AM

Oh yea, I need one of those but a bit larger

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-07-2015 09:00 PM

Great and practical idea for the shop. Have added it to my to-do-list. Thanks -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 12-07-2015 09:27 PM

I have a very crude version of a glue station. A 2×4 with 3-2” holes drilled in it. I am also adding your version to my to do list also.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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#5 posted 12-07-2015 09:46 PM


As nice as this is, my luck would be that I’d not snap the top quite closed and lose 8 bucks worth of Titebond by morning!

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#6 posted 12-07-2015 10:12 PM

Nice and simple. Clever use of the candle cup too.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#7 posted 12-07-2015 10:26 PM

i am with Joe.

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#8 posted 12-08-2015 04:18 AM

GlueBot makes life easier.

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#9 posted 12-08-2015 04:26 AM

GlueBot really! I had one and hated it! It didn’t resolve the issue of having to shake the glue into the end of the container, in fact it made it more difficult. I threw it away.

As for leaving the cap open and leaking, it’s not an issue. The glue bottle is resting all it’s weight on the cap so when you put it in the Glue Station, the cap gets pressed closed. Might not work if the cap is really tight but seems to work on mine. In addition once it’s in the station, a quick tap on the bottom of the bottle seals the cap nice and tight.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#10 posted 12-08-2015 07:18 AM

OK, I’m familiar with charging or cordless tool stations, but glue station is realy refreshing idea.Well done.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-14-2015 06:49 PM

Nice job Jim!

Hadn’t really thought much about it, but had the same issues on larger projects – will build a modified version for my shop as well.


-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#12 posted 12-14-2015 08:18 PM

This is a nice setup, Jim.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 12-16-2015 01:50 AM

Much better than a mason jar. Gonna have to steal your idea.

-- Ed, Dawson Creek “It is easier to get forgiveness than permission”

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#14 posted 12-30-2015 09:18 PM

What a great idea, another project to add to my list.

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