Re: combs and glues
- 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.