Babying polyurethane pays off in performance

babying glue
Take a page from new moms -- liquids leave bottles faster with a little heat. We show you how it comes in handy.

Anything that gets cold tends to move slower. This can be aggravating when you're trying to coax cold glue, especially polyurethane, from a bottle. To keep my glue flowing freely, I purchased a baby-bottle warmer with adjustable heat settings. I set the warmer on a low setting, add water to the warmer, and insert the glue bottle for 4 to 6 minutes. This trick works for both water-based wood glues and polyurethane glue.

-- Ray Bruntmyer, Arlington, Texas

babying glue
Read more about

Tip of the Day

Drill Evenly Spaced Holes with Speed and Accuracy

Drill Evenly Spaced

Sometimes you need to drill evenly spaced holes. If you have a ruler at least half as long as your... read more