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    What do you like to use for a glue spreader

    Just curious what everyone uses.
    Me I use an ink brayer for all my edge gluing and laminations and an acid or detail brush for gluing coped rails when I am assembling doors or wainscot

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    • Fingers
    • Little acid Brushes
    • Old hotel room card keys
    • Plastic glue spreader thingy's


    These actually work pretty well and last quite a long time.
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    You mean there's something you can use other than your finger????

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    another vote for ink knives for the long flats and the brushes for the cope stuff, also for large areas i use a plastic squeegee and a old plane blade to get the excess off after it sets..must be a stanley plane blade no other works as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    These actually work pretty well and last quite a long time.
    They work especially well if you cut a few saw-like teeth in the edge.

    I use a toothbrush for small/medium sized jobs, and a brayer (like Rich) for larger ones, like doing glue-lams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Henderson View Post
    You mean there's something you can use other than your finger????

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    Had to look up that 'ink brayer' thingy...



    I've got a couple of glue bottles with rollers like that on them I use for long wide pieces...

    One like this:



    And one like this:

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    I have used the plastic thingys to glue-up open segmented bowls. They work pretty well if the surface that needs to be covered is really small.
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    mostly fingers or flux brushes but I have a couple of the bottle and roller things like Brent showed. They work pretty well.
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