|Forum topic by Robert Tutsky||posted 04-07-2013 03:36 PM||1912 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-07-2013 03:36 PM
Save your lungs and prevent that terrible overspray from using a spray mount product. I have been using non toxic school glue sticks for mounting for quite a while now and find it’s the best way to mount diagrams for cutting out parts.
Pick up some of these glue sticks at drug stores, Wal Mart, etc…
I found a pack of 4 on ebay with free shipping for about 4 bucks… here
Just rub this glue on the reverse side of your template and mount it to your wood:
For mounting larger templates you’ll find that the glue dries a bit before you ready to mount it. Here’s a tip, just lightly spray the glued side with water… it will re-activate the glue’s stickiness. I use one of these kitchen pump atomizers and it works really well but any fine mister would work:
After cutting out your part you can easily remove the template by spraying the paper with water until it’s soaked good then scrape off with your finger. If there’s any glue residue left simply wash it off with a paper towel and more water. An added benefit is the wood’s grain is raised, ready to get a fine surface by sanding.
Hope that this idea helps woodworkers from the awful after effects of using spray mount.