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Tip - A Tool to Dispense Thin Glue Precisely


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#1 Miatatom

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:01 PM

The job goes easier when you've got the right tool. Some of you might not need something like this but when your hands aren't as steady as they used to be, it makes some accurately applying glue much easier.

 

I read a suggestion here that using insulin syringes was a good way to apply small amounts of glue. I tried that and while it does work well, sometimes the plunger would stick a little and then I'd wind up with more glue than I needed. I gave it a little thought and here's what I came up with.

 

I took a couple of old dzus fasteners and flattened them out. You don't have to use them but I had some already. You can pick them up at a race shop. Guys that race go through them, especially if they race dirt. A small washer was epoxied to one fastener to hold the syringe since the opening in a dzus fastener is too large. A nut was epoxied to the other fastener which serves to hold a fine thread bolt. A couple of small screws and some plastic tubing made the parts that hold it all together.

 

Disassembled.

 

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The syringe in placed in the holder.

 

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The syringe is ready to be filled.

 

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The syringe is loaded and ready. Just hold the device with one hand and screw the bolt in with the other.

 

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Took a little time to decide how to make it and put it together but I've already used to once and it works great. Naturally you can't used glue that's too thick in it.

 

 

 



#2 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

impressive resolution. 



#3 wilderness1989

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

Great tip!  Thanks.