[Marbling] re: combs and glues
- I have a seven foot, very unwieldy comb I made almost 20 years ago with hot
glue and it is still in pretty good shape. It is awkward, always falling on
things (and me!) but the hot glue has needed maybe one or two repairs to
little spots in all that time. I swear by it!
- I just love hot glue. I wouldn't use anything else. Keep in mind
that there is hot glue (the kind that will burn you when you try to
smooth it with your finger) & then there's the new "cool melt" hot
glue that doesn't work worth a flip because it doesn't get hot
enough. The old fashioned hot glue is the way to go. Just don't get
it on you. I hot glue onto scrap wood pieces (free from the cabinet
shop) or scrap plexiglass (free sometimes from the glass & mirror
shop). I don't encase the tines. If I decide that I made the spacing
wrong, or if a toothpick breaks, I can change it by reheating the
hot glue. These combs & rakes are not pretty but they work & they
are very fast to make.
Anybody got any pointers on how to keep combs clean? Right now I'm
using a pair of wet sponges that I have standing on edge in a
RubberMaid cutlery tray & I'm laying the comb between the sponges &
wiping it off a section at a time after each pass through the tray.
Is there a better way? I am about to go to a bigger tray & I can see
that this comb maintenance will be time consuming.
--- In Marbling@y..., irisnevins <irisnevins@c...> wrote:
> I have a seven foot, very unwieldy comb I made almost 20 years ago
> glue and it is still in pretty good shape. It is awkward, always
> things (and me!) but the hot glue has needed maybe one or two
> little spots in all that time. I swear by it!
> Iris Nevins
- You wouldn't believe how FILTHY my combs are!! Embarrassment!
I wipe them off with a dry paper towel if they start dropping "gloop" spots
onot my patterns when I first stick them in. Maybe every 80-100 sheets does
it cause a problem.
That's waterbase. Acrylic more buildup, but also use towels.