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Forum topic by MrRon posted 12-12-2013 11:39 PM 757 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2013 11:39 PM

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I make wood models and need small dabs of glue. Titebond glue bottles deliver large globs of glue, more than I need. I tried hypodermic syringes, but they don’t deliver enough glue. I hit upon the small squeeze bottles that are used to dispense eye drops, ear drops and lots of other drops. Once cleaned out and filled with glue, they deposit just the right amount of glue. They also have a cap to cover the spout.

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 02:38 AM

Good tip! I’ve got lots of those and was looking for uses for them. I put air tool oil in some but have lots more.

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 02:41 AM

Mark them with a sharpie so you don’t mix them up and you will be in business. That’s for sharing.

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#3 posted 12-14-2013 10:53 PM

You could squeeze some glue out onto a scrap piece of card or wood and use a small paintbrush. Hope this helps!

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#4 posted 12-14-2013 10:59 PM

Good tip Ron,on small parts i use a small puddle and dip a tooth pick into it.

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#5 posted 12-15-2013 07:27 PM

I’ve done the paintbrush thing, but don’t like cleaning the brush afterwards.

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#6 posted 12-15-2013 07:58 PM

Cheap brushes don’t get cleaned. Think acid brushes for glue

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