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How to Spread Glue on Shop Projects with Bamboo Skewers Rather than Glue Brushes
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Bamboo Skewer Applicator Rather than buying disposable glue brushes, bamboo skewers spread the glue evenly and can be bought cheaply in bulk.

I keep a bundle of bamboo skewers in the shop, because I find them helpful for many different tasks. My favorite use for them is to create quick, disposable brushes. Just crush one end by smashing it with a hammer on a hard surface. They make great applicators for spreading glue or even paint. You can find these skewers at most grocery stores, and they’re cheap. Even better, there’s no messy cleanup — just toss them when you’re finished.

posted on February 1, 2011 by Woodworker's Journal
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  • Denis Daigle

    If you do use brushes and forget to clean them soak them in warm water for a few hours

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