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Thread: A couple of useless tips - Glue Brush Stand - Spaceball Substitute

  1. #1
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV

    A couple of useless tips - Glue Brush Stand - Spaceball Substitute

    So, Heres a couple of 'tips' I've come up with.

    I like to use these little glue brushes and cups for putting glue on things, but always have problems with the cup tipping over, where to put the brush, blah blah blah.

    A couple of minutes with some scrap wood a drill bit and a screw and this works just fine.

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    Also, I didn't have any space balls to use on my cabinet doors, and couldn't see buying them just for this project, so looked about for a substitue. I use some of that foam drawer liner for a pad to use when I'm sanding things, so I cut up a little bit of that and there you go, some compressible little foam whatsits I used to keep the panels centered in the frame.

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    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    I use those acid brushes a lot, as well as artists brushes for detail work.... gonna have to borrow that one for sure...Thanks
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Nice, I've got a little stand for my stained glass stuff that has a "Z" shaped bracket with a 3/32" slot about 1/2" deep in the top end. You smash the brush handle near the end with a hammer or crimp it flat with pliers, leaving a bulge at the end still, and it slips into that slot to drip off flux back into the jar.

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    I've never used space balls or anything similar on my raised panel doors. I just center the panel and use 2two 23 ga. pin nails in the center of the panel. One at the top and one at the bottom.

    A little hint for the acid brush as a glue brush is to cut about a third of the length of the bristols off. This makes it much easier to spread the glue and to make it easier to cut wrap a piece of tape around the bristles on the end to keep them grouped together while cutting.

  5. #5
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    Jan 2009
    This is what makes this a great forum. Every little hint makes life greater.
    Neat ideas.

  6. #6
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    May 2011
    Cape Cod, Ma.
    what Dave said!
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  7. #7
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    May 2011
    Cape Cod, Ma.
    on your next "resupply" you might consider these. A huge and I mean huge plus is they don't go haring off in every direction when you knock the can over.. (don't ask me how I know this.....)
    At the time I purchased my last batch they were also less expensive buying them by the thousand.
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    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    I have also use a short lengths of window screen spline material.

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