All glue guns have a special mechanism that keeps them from going flying, but they also have a bit of a reputation for breaking if you push too hard on the glue.
It’s the kind of thing that would make a decent Christmas ornament or gift for a parent, but it can be frustrating for a beginner.
Here are some tips for building a cheap, lightweight glue gun that will not break under any circumstances.
Build it at home!
If you don’t already have a handy, sturdy glue gun handy, make one by building your own from a few pieces of scrap cardboard or some cardboard tubing.
The only part of the gun that you need to drill is a hole for the glue to stick through.
The tubing is the part you will want to attach to the base of the foamboard.
The base of a foamboard is usually glued together, but you can make your own by folding some plywood in half or just cutting some cardboard strips.
The foamboard should be fairly flat.
Cut the foam board to size.
To start, cut the foam into a circle and then measure out four pieces to make a grid.
You should make sure that the grid is centered around the hole for glue.
Measure out four squares for the grid, and then fold them in half.
Make sure to use a ruler to mark the grid.
Make a grid with the glue in the hole.
You will need to cut four sides of the grid and glue in place.
Make the grid as big as possible and then trim away the excess.
The glue will stick through the excess and form a grid around the grid itself.
Make note of the thickness of the glue you need.
For a more expensive glue gun you may want to cut the grid smaller than this and glue it in place over a thicker piece of foamboard, so it can’t get too tight.
Test the glue by sticking it into a hole.
If you want to test the glue, use a piece of cardboard or plywood that has a hole drilled through it and then hold it up to the glue hole.
Make no attempt to stick your hand in the glue and let the glue soak through the cardboard or the plywood, as that can damage the glue inside the gun.
If the glue sticks, it’s working, and you’re ready to glue it to your gun.
Build the gun!
Now it’s time to glue the gun to your existing foamboard or board.
Make one piece of the wood to be the gun, and make another piece for the gun mounting plate.
You may also want to drill a hole in the gun and mount it in your existing wall.
Make three holes in the base, and four holes in each of the three sides.
Make four holes on either side of the base.
Put the gun in place, and wait for the first few drops of glue to run down the side of your foamboard that you made for the base (the sides that will be glued in place).
When the glue is flowing, you can see the glue drip down the hole, so hold the gun up to a light.
If all goes well, the gun should come out looking like this.
Now it is time to drill the holes.
The first hole you drill should be the one that is in the foam and the gun’s mounting plate (the one that faces your wall).
Drill two holes on the mounting plate to form a loop, and use the glue for the second hole.
Drill three holes on top of the mounting base to form loops, and add another two loops around the mounting plates so that the loop can be used for attaching the gun with a wire or a rope.
Make two more loops around each of your other three holes to form the loop for attaching your gun to the foam.
You’re ready for the next step.
Make five holes on each side of both the mounting and gun mounting plates.
Drill two loops on each of these holes, and attach your gun with the wire you made in step 2.
Now glue the guns mounting and mounting plate together, and install the gun onto the mounting table.
This is your final gun mounting.
You can repeat this process on as many foamboards and board sections as you want.
You’ll want to have a clear, clean, and dry gun in each section so you can test the gun without any interference.
Install the glue gun.
To install the glue guns mounting, simply drill two holes through each side and attach it to the gun mount.
Be sure to attach the gun firmly so that you can turn it 180 degrees to get the gun mounted correctly.
Be careful not to bend the gun or it may be hard to turn it all the way around.
Care and Cleaning Your Gun After the glue has dried, you should rinse the gun thoroughly with water and soap.
The gun will dry a bit more quickly if you do this with it on your bathroom floor,