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Re:Hot Glue
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2009, 06:37:40 PM »
That would be great. Let me know if you need anything.
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Re:Hot Glue
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2009, 07:55:09 AM »
I haven't made those trees yet- got distracted making beholders instead- but I expect to start them this weekend. I shall record the process as I go.
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Re:Hot Glue
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2009, 10:00:06 PM »
That would be awesome, I'm looking forward to it. As you may have read, I'm fighting with a ruined tower at the mo. I'm debating how to do the vines, etc.

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Re: Hot Glue
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2009, 03:02:58 PM »
I just built a 10" cube out of foam core for my daughter to do a project. I used a hot glue gun to bond it all together. What a freaking mess  :P

The cube itself turned out good but I had hot glue spider webs everywhere. Even managed to glue my arm.

My question is: What techniques do you use to minimize the mess? Any way to avoid the hot sticky strings?
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Re: Hot Glue
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2009, 09:33:25 PM »
More heat(let it warm up more), glue slower (force less thru at one time) and try a different brand of glue.

After helping my son, it seems trying to glue too quickly after turn on (it's not as hot/melted), trying to force alot of glue thru the gun (too quick) both result in getting alot more strings. We also have 2 different brands at home. The one also seems to sting more than the other. You may need to stick to the brand of glue that came with the gun. Heck, some of the guns are so cheep here($2.99 with glue sticks), you could just buy a new gun with each pack of glue. The glue packed with the guns seems to work OK with the gun it comes with.

Just some thoughts.

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Re: Hot Glue
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2009, 05:41:59 AM »
Well... I am using a cheap gun.  :oops:

I was working quickly because the glue runs out of the gun so I was trying to minimize the wastage.

Maybe I should invest in a better gun... I don't think anything else would have worked as well even if I am complaining about it.
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