Tuesday, 4 November 2014

T stands for Tea Break

Last week, whilst we were having a tea break (at which I have coffee), I was moved to take some photos of what I was doing.  I drilled 985 holes in four panels:

And then in the afternoon, I used those holes to screw on cedar louvres to the front of this ply.  So I filled the 985 holes.  It's rather sad that I sort of enjoyed it...there's an obvious start and finish line and I could see what I'd done.  Does that make sense.  The less enjoyable bit was the muscle ache in my upper arm from holding the drill over the middle lines of holes which I could only reach by stretching!  
Anyway, the point of this post is not really about the holes, it's about the glue that we then used to fix edgings around these great big panels.  Just look at that for a bottle design.

Somebody thought about it.....so when you lie it down, it keeps the glue at the point of delivery and hey - Ranger - please can you do this to the Glossy Accents bottles?  And hey - all PVA manufacturers - please can you change your bottles too?  Would be fab huh.  Mr Dunnit, who uses this glue all the time, never lies it down.  Says it takes up too much room on the shelf.  Well, you can't please everybody!
Joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard over at T Tuesday.

22 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's a definite plus in my book. I like that clever idea, even if Mr. D. doesn't see the advantage to it. I agree that some of those bottles just don't let anything out without a fight. And with my inability to squeeze like other people can, that can be a real challenge at time. Never heard of this glue, but I plan to look for it.


Thanks for sharing this glue and thanks for joining T this Tuesday. And yes, life without the internet is not just frustrating, it's unimaginable.

fairy thoughts said...

Must have been designed by a woman ... Don't you think. I think k you deserved a break after all that drilling/ glueing and plugging
Janet

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day or glue day I for you. Thanks for sharing this glue story and I'm impressed you can drill all those holes. Not sure I could have gone past 20, lol.
Have a great day and enjoy your glue.

Linda Kunsman said...

I am so impressed by all that drilling and gluing! Yes, other manufacturers should take notice of this clever design for glue. Happy T day!

Krisha said...

Is this part of a body building exercise? I don't think I could hold the drill, at that angle for 985 holes....LOL

Get idea for keeping the glue at the tip, woman designed, I'm sure. This is why I keep all my glue bottles upside down in a pot, on Betsy.
Happy T-day

jinxxxygirl said...

I would love to see the finished piece of what you are making. I just cannot picture it in my head. Maybe the reason you liked drilling and filling the holes was the instant gratification of seeing the progress... I'm like that sometimes and i don't think its sad. :) Hugs! deb

Dianne said...

a great idea for a glue bottle! I get tired of shaking mine, and jiggling it, and standing it up in some sort of container to get the glue to dribble down to the point! how did your louvers come out? happy T day!

Nancy said...

I love that glue bottle! Don't throw that away when it's empty :)
I would like to see your finished project...
Have a great T day :)

Helen said...

what a great glue bottle! genius design - yes, obviously designed by a woman! hope you appropriate it for the craft room once empty. I have so much trouble with my glues!
Great drilling, too..

Carol said...

Great design on the glue bottle !!! Hopefully the word will spread and other manufacturers will get on board :0) You definitely have my curiosity on the wood project too :) Come on ...you know we're going nuts here !!! LOL!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Very clever!

see you there! said...

I really, really want to see your finished project. Clever glue bottle, not only keeps glue in the tip but won't roll off the shelf.

Darla

Rita said...

I've never laid down a glue bottle for fear of it leaking out al over the place. Who knew! That's a darn lot of holes, but I know what you mean about finding assembly-line work satisfying. It's almost meditative in the repetition and you have something to show for it in the end. ;) Happy T-Day!! :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Happy T Day - I'm very curious as to why you needed to drill nearly a thousand holes! And then fill them in!
That glue bottle is perfect, and if glossy accents were like that, I would probably use it more, lol :o))

Neet said...

I think Ranger need to take you on in an advisory capacity - they obviously need a woman at the helm of their Design Team.
Hugs, Neet xx

sandysewin said...

What a great idea for the glue bottle. I keep my tacky glue upside down in a section of my turntable organizer so it's always ready.

However, I don't store my FabricTac that way anymore. Not since I found $14 of it (brand new bottle) all poured out and dried in the bottom of one of the organizer sections. Argh.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I totally glue agree..I'd like to see the finished product also, louvres? they are a dusting problem ? If you visit my post today, you'll see I have a thing about dusting.

Shoshi said...

Brilliant, Julia. Love the way the bottle doesn't roll off, and the glue is always at the tip ready for use. Today I was moaning to myself about poor design - it seems you can no longer buy a thermos flask without a fancy lid that you can pour through. All very clever and all that, but a complete pain to wash up! It traps a lot of liquid inside and I'm never convinced I've got it clean, and I'm sure it's full of all sorts of gunk. My hubby uses it regularly and I want it to be safe and clean for him. Today I found myself saying, "Must have been designed by a man" lol!!

Well done, drilling all those holes.

Shoshi

Ginny maxam said...

Very intresting!! and Yes I agree, Ranger should look into this!!
I keep several of my glues upside down in crystal candle holders! It works!
Ginny

Chrysalis said...

What a great idea! That job looks like hard work and, although probably boring, you need to concentrate, too. See you tomorrow xx

misteejay said...

You drilled HOW MANY...gosh your arms really must be aching.
That looks like the perfect glue bottle. My Glossy Accents has a rubber band around it with a long pin because it doesn't matter whether I store it up-right, up-side down or on its side - I still need to poke it with the pin to get things running.
Toni xx

Robyn said...

I've had 4 holes to drill for over a month- and even a friend who said he would do it for me. so what's my excuse.
eileens tacky glue just came out with upside down glue bottles- like ketchup.