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11-24-2016 12:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop tip glue brush wood glue

Perhaps just a handy shop tip! I bought a red Betty Crocker basting brush some time ago for $1 at the dollar store. The large bristles were made of silicone and the 9” brush was almost 2” wide. The brush seemed wimpy but I thought I could perhaps cut off the long bristles close to the base leaving around 1/2” to move some glue around. I started my workbench (finally) and found this to be a great tool for the large surface areas of 3-1/4” wide stock that I’m using to laminate the bench top. I cut the bristles short and it was great at helping to evenly distribute the glue; it also cleaned up easily!

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#1 posted 11-24-2016 01:12 PM

I have several of these silicone brushes as well. Bought for a buck at the Dollar store. I do the same in cutting the bristles shorter for ease of use but one thing I do that I haven’t seen mentioned before is when I’m done with it, I stand it up, leaning it against something to keep it upright and I have the bristles down on a scrap piece of wood. When the glue dries, you can slowly wiggle it back and forth and the bristles just slide up out of the dried glue. Works like a charm

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#2 posted 11-24-2016 01:42 PM

I bought the same one.

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#3 posted 11-24-2016 05:55 PM

Great tip Curlie!

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