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Old 08-08-2018, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sometimes simple things make routine processes a lot easier.

I decided to make a glass glue up board for gluing with CA.

I 3D printed the brackets and scavenged the glass from a small printer scanner that had quit and the board was a piece we had.

It is actually very nice to glue on a surface that is flat and square. It is easy to scrape the excess off the glass with a razor which I have attached with a magnet embedded in the board. It beats trying to scrape the drippings off the tablesaw or my dad's work bench. The hole is for hanging it out of the way.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Brilliant idea.

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Old 08-08-2018, 09:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I hate you young nippers... Always thinking ahead of me!

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Old 08-09-2018, 05:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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good idea, might have to try that for a casting surface!
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I use old newspapers. Use and recycle. If you would see our newspaper, that is all it is good for anyway. Alas, I don't have a bird cage.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I do all my glue ups on a 16" X 24" silicone baking sheet I bought off Amazon for about $15. I just let the CA or epoxy dry and they both easily peel off... You can also clean it with IPA or acetone as its pretty chemical resistant too... David
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a 1/2" sheet of HDPE that works for me.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Awesome! Are the edges rounded? I use a coated paper plate, over and over and...etc. One time a friend of mine cleaned my bench off, and threw my plate in the trash Caused me to go to another plate Didn't really matter though. I soon quit making pens anyway.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I used glass until I glued a blank to the glass and I had to break the glass to get it off. Not I use a piece of HDPE.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Call me old fashion, but I use quality wax paper. But glass is an excellent surface for hand sharpening tools on.
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