Babying polyurethane pays off in performance

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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

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