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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 05-25-2011 10:44 PM 2446 views 1 time favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Jakosh

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05-25-2011 10:44 PM

I love Titebond glues and and use all three of their glues depending on the project. I have arthritis in both hands and pulling the snout out to open the Titebond bottle is a real hassle for me. I broke two bottle snouts and wrote to Titebond and they were nice enough to send me a envelope full of new caps. I still have flow problems with the new caps after a while and put the regular Titebond in a French’s mustard bottle. Boy did that solve the problem. It flows real well, does not clog up and seals tight after use. I have since put all 3 in mustard bottles and it is a joy to do glue ups now without the hassle of taking off the cap and cleaning out the Titebond bottles.

If you have similar problems, try using an empty French’s mustard bottle. I just glued up a load of boards and felt I have to tell everyone what an improvement this is. ...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 05-25-2011 11:05 PM

Thanks for the tip Jim. I’m sure going to give that a try

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 05-25-2011 11:23 PM

Neat idea, it sure sounds a lot easier than the regular glue bottles.

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#3 posted 05-25-2011 11:30 PM

Might be worth a try. We go through mustard like crazy…

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Randy Sharp

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 11:48 PM

Excellent tip, Jim! I switched to the old-fashioned cafe-style ketchup squeeze bottles a couple of years ago. Works like a charm. Dollar Tree had the clear plastic version, two for a dollar. I have to give the credit to Sawdustonmyshoulders for that one. It was his suggestion that put me onto it.

And, kudos to Titebond! They have excellent customer service!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 11:48 PM

Anyone doing this should clearly mark the mustard bottles (or whatever condiment bottle you use). Titebond on a bologna sammich would probably not work so well. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#6 posted 05-25-2011 11:48 PM

That is a very good idea. I have not liked the glue bottles in recent years. I think they are desighned by people that never use them. I have been using bottles that used to hold chalk for chalk line box s with some success. I beieve I will try the mustard, thanks

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#7 posted 05-26-2011 12:30 AM

Cool idea except for one thing. White glue in a yellow bottle? I have got 3 of the small ones in the recycle box, might have to pull them out and put glue in them.

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robert triplett

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#8 posted 05-26-2011 01:19 AM

Thanks Jim. I have had issues with the caps too, but usually forget about it until the next time I’m trying to open it! I will save the next mustard bottle and give it a try.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#9 posted 05-26-2011 01:53 AM

great idea!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 05-26-2011 02:17 AM

Thanks for the tip, I save lots of bottles and jars to put stain, glue and other things into. I have found the Glue Bot (from Woodcraft) to actually work well.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#11 posted 05-26-2011 02:41 AM

thats a good tip Jim! Fortunately for me, the projects that I am able to do at this moment, usually dont require much gluing! I’m guessing though in the future, when I can afford a shop etc, I will definitely be gluing LOTS and using this tip!! Thanks a lot!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#12 posted 05-26-2011 02:57 AM

You are full of Great Ideas….. I bet you have a MILLION of’em ;)

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 05-26-2011 03:11 AM

great idea I’ll do my tomorrow.

-- Gerald, Illinois

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Bob Collins

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#14 posted 05-26-2011 03:35 AM

Thanks Jim, am always having trouble with glue flow, will have to get same or similar.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#15 posted 05-26-2011 04:08 AM

I have been using Glu-Bot Bottles ( ) for the past six months or so. I like them … they come with a cap that won’t clog, no drips or spills, there is an internal vacuum valve that keeps glue level near the nozzle, and the nozzle draws glue back into the bottle when you release pressure.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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