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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 09-09-2014 02:27 PM 1138 views 1 time favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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09-09-2014 02:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question glue

i’ve become a fan of the Rockler/Peachtree silicone glue brushes and trays. I’m a cheapskate, so I’ve been looking for all the options.

Thinking about buying a set of these cups for glue trays.

I’ve also looked at some of the cheaper silicone basting brushes, but they all seem to have long bristles that wouldn’t work as well.

Anybody found any other good alternatives?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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BinghamtonEd

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#1 posted 09-09-2014 02:33 PM

Clever. Although these would probably work, and you get 3x as many for a few bucks less. Plus, you could have the Mrs. make you some cupcakes.

I don’t use the silicone stuff, though. I usually use the bottle and my finger, sometime the HF acid brushes. Although those silicone brushes do look worth a try.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 02:35 PM

Might be worth a try, Ed. My wife would get a good laugh out of your comment—I do almost all the cooking and baking in my house . . .

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 02:37 PM

Ah, OK. My wife handles the baking and non-grill cooking. I’m glad I checked out this thread, though, I added those cupcake liners to the list of things to buy her for Christmas.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#4 posted 09-09-2014 02:39 PM

It’s been awhile, but I even did a wedding cake once! Sort of like my woodworking—I like the challenge of doing something I’ve never done before.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 09-09-2014 03:06 PM

I use to use the disposable acid brushes and still do in a pinch, but I too favor the Rockler Silicone glue up products. I do not have to worry about them being destroyed if I forget to clean them right away.

I also like my new assembly table. The laminate top is great for preventing glue from sticking.

P.S. I also find it interesting how similar our interests are among us. I too do all the cooking in the house. Another hobby of mine.

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#6 posted 09-09-2014 03:14 PM


I ve also looked at some of the cheaper silicone basting brushes, but they all seem to have long bristles that wouldn t work as well.

- CharlesA

Charles just cut the basting brush bristles down to length with a pair of scissors. It works great and is a lot cheaper than the Rockler brushes.

-- If guns cause crime all of mine are defective Randy

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#7 posted 09-09-2014 03:14 PM

hadn’t thought of cutting them. Good idea.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 09-09-2014 03:24 PM


I ve also looked at some of the cheaper silicone basting brushes, but they all seem to have long bristles that wouldn t work as well.

- CharlesA

Charles just cut the basting brush bristles down to length with a pair of scissors. It works great and is a lot cheaper than the Rockler brushes.

- RRBOU

Sounds like a much better use for a BBQ baster than letting them melt over your food. My wife bought it for me and now I have found a use for it. Thanks for the tip.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#9 posted 09-09-2014 03:32 PM

I bought a bundle of 25 brushes at a flee market once and just cut the bristles down. I have found that about 1/4” is the best length.

-- If guns cause crime all of mine are defective Randy

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#10 posted 09-09-2014 04:26 PM

Have you tried the ones from Woodcraft? I use the brushes. I don’t think they are quite as good as the Rockler ones, but they are cheaper and they get the job done.

http://m.woodcraft.com/aHR0cDovL3d3dy53b29kY3JhZnQuY29tL1Byb2R1Y3QvMjA4NTAxNi8zODkxMy9TaWxpY29uZS1HbHVlLUJydXNoLTEuYXNweA%3D%3D

m.woodcraft.com/aHR0cDovL3d3dy53b29kY3JhZnQuY29tL1Byb2R1Y3QvMjA4NTAxNi80MTgyNC9TaWxpY29uZS1HbHVlLUJydXNoLVRyYXkuYXNweA%3D%3D

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 09-10-2014 12:33 AM

I cut the bristles back on some cheapo “chip brushes” that have lasted for years. Just drop em in water and don’t forget to rinse them at the end of the day. My bristles are ~ 1/2” long.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 09-10-2014 05:14 PM

I bought some silcon cups and brushes from bed bath and beyond at a dollar a cup and 2 for the brush with stainless handle

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#13 posted 09-10-2014 05:21 PM

Next time I’m in Woodcraft I’ll pick some up (should have over the weekend). I just don’t want to pay more for shipping than for the brushes! I’m surprised WoodCraft is so much cheaper than Rockler and Ptree on this (although, to be fair, WC looks like their just repurposing items where the other two have woodworking specific items).

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#14 posted 09-10-2014 05:24 PM

I agree. The Rockler stuff is more refined and designed with woodworking as its sole purpose.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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