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    At the Saratoga show last weekend, I shared with Dirk & Karen Boelman and Carole Rothman a tool one of the Sawdust & Woodchips Woodworking Association members created to facilitate gluing. It is called the Mikey Roller over coat the roller. [You can test roll!] Roll the light coat of glue on the fret-cut surface and then place your fretwork where needed. Once the glue dries, it will peal off the pipe insulation so the roller can be used over and over again. Eventually you will probably have to replace the roller cover but you will have plenty left over from your first cutting!

    Another tipTable Salt to prevent movement! Sprinkle a little table salt onto one or both surfaces to prevent movement when clamping.

    Note ... One of our members also purchased other various sized rollers at a local dollar store and tested gluing with them. It is entirely possible to use them. Remember, the dollar store has many, many things that can be used by every woodworker if you think outside the box!
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  • #2

    That is a great tip, I'm sure many will be thanking you for it


    • #3
      I've been doing that for quite sometime. Ironic that my name is Mike as well...
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


      • #4
        Thanks for the reminder, Barbara. It's always great to find out new ways of doing things. I'm especially intrigued about the salt--have to try it out one of these days.

        Enjoyed talking with you, and am looking forward to meeting up again next year.

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        • #5
          Great tip - thanks...
          Douglas Fraser
          Eagle River, Alaska

          My Gallery - Aurora Wood Crafts


          • #6
            I got to talk with Barbara at the show, what a delightful and knowledgable youn lady. Thanks for the Mikey roller reminder.
            RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
            Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
            Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association


            • #7
              Thanks for showing this tip. I think I will try it out.


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