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Project by Kyle posted 12-21-2011 03:08 AM 2180 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That’s exactly what I plan on hearing when my girlfriend’s mom opens this up for Christmas. She’s really big into crafts and things and a while back she sent me a picture of something similar to this but made out of pine, unstained, and obviously wasn’t made by someone who really loves to work with wood. So, in the spirit of this wonderful website, I made this hot glue gun holder but with a cutting board twist. I just have to get a glass tile to put under where the glue will fall. My girlfriend managed to steal her mom’s glue gun so I could make this, otherwise I would have had no idea how big or little to make it.

I just made a short and long cutting board, used a biscuit to join them, hand cut and shaped the slots for the gun (test fitting along the way), sanded, glued, finished, and put some rubber feet on the bottom. I’ve made a few cutting boards which I haven’t posted, but it was really nice to actually put a finish on this instead of just mineral oil.

-- Kyle





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DaleM

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 03:15 AM

Nicely done. It does look better with more than just an oil finish. So, are you going to tell her what it is, or make her figure it out on her own?

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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Kyle

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 03:28 AM

I still have the glue gun so I was thinking about just wrapping it up and making her open it after she opens this gift.

-- Kyle

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DaleM

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 03:42 AM

Yeah, I guess you don’t want to mess with her too much if she is possibly your future Mother-in-law.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 03:53 AM

it’s certainly unique. If I had a glue gun, I’d want one.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 04:10 AM

It’s the most amazing glue gun holder I’ve ever seen.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 05:30 AM

Unique idea and well done !
It’s always a good idea to keep the future Monster-in-Law in good spirits : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 12-21-2011 06:15 AM

She will love it I’m sure, very useful to.

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#8 posted 12-21-2011 06:23 AM

I thought it was the uprights for table football.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#9 posted 12-21-2011 06:26 PM

That’s great Kyle! It will be the envy of her crafty friends! What a thoughtful gift.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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#10 posted 12-21-2011 07:32 PM

I was thinking of a Boot Jack, but then I saw the other pictures. Nice job. She should like it. Have you considered a cup or something to catch the drippings? Maybe a UHMW disk?

Oh, and have her open the glue gun FIRST. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 12-22-2011 03:51 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. rance, you’re right, i’ll have her open it first. :)

-- Kyle

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