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Shoots streams of sticky spiderwebs all over your haunted house using a hot glue gun! From the Make Halloween Edition by Edwin Wise



 
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Step 1: What You need...

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1. 80-100watt Hot Glue Gun. I used a Bostik - HG-210
2. Air Compressor
3. Assorted copper fittings
4. Air compressor hose
5. Pipe cutting tool
6. Pipe bending tool
7. Teflon tape
8. Hose clamps

Step 2: Build it...

The bottom line on this project is to get the 1/4" copper tubing from the tip of the hot glue gun nozzle to your air compressor. There are a variety of ways to do this. But this is how I did it.

First I bent a 6" piece of tybing to fit on the gun with the end right behind and next to the nozzle. Then I attached a valve to control the air flow. Followed by an elbow fitting and then the adpater that goes to a copper hose bib where I attatched the air compressor hose with a hose clamp. From there, another hose bib that goes to the pneumatic fitting that attaches to my air compressor.

Step 3: Hook it up...

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The entire assembly can be permanently mounted to the hot glue gun or just attched using zip ties which is what I did because I want to continue using the hot glue gun for normal use.

Step 4: How to Use it...

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Turn on your compressor and get around 30-50psi.

NOTE: Wear gloves because the hot glue can get on your skin and burn you.

While slowly opening the air valve on the assembly begin to slowly squeeze a tiny amount of hot glue out. It should start to spray in a steady stream. Move your hand around to spray the glue and form your cobweb. You can adjust the flow of both the air and the glue for different results. You've just made your own spiderweb glue gun! The glue will come off pretty easy as you can roll it up in a ball and remove it from whatever it was sprayed on. Have fun, be safe and Happy Halloween!
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DanTDM6 months ago

Cool. I covered a poor little kiddie with this!

squeekmouse9 months ago
As with all fake spiderweb decorations, please use only indoors, where wild birds and other wildlife, won't get entangled in them.
squeekmouse2 years ago
In the video: "I think it's amazing that a spider, using only his body, can create geometrically complicated, advanced shapes..."

Female spiders are the main web creators, not the males.
I am glad someone else noticed that too.
ronmaggi4 years ago
I think Kipkay should be an honorary pro member, as his I'bles are the most professional.
i second that
I third that.
blackghost3 years ago
what would happen if i used an old fashion candy stick instead of glue stick ? something that resembles cotton candy i hope !!! ( preferably on a NEW glue gun)

someone try this for me !!
The candy stick wouldn't melt, but it would burn in the glue gun, unfortunately.
PACW3 years ago
I sortof wanted to try this when I first saw it last year. . . . but this past weekend I saw a similar store bought model at Spirit Halloween Store; for only 50 US Dollars! Now I have no choice but to make one at home. I just hope it works without the seven dollar "web sticks".

knektek4 years ago
this thing is lethal as glue stings you, and if you have one of those really expensive ones that deliver alot of hot glue, you better get scared.
Just because something stings doesn't mean it's lethal. Also, because of the compressed air rushing by the hot glue, it would be cool before it reaches its target, or at least, almost cool.
These are brilliant, i agree with ronmaggi :D
how would you make this portable?
battery cordless gulegun, and an air-matress pump
mini air tank and generator in a backpack? why anyways u gonna be spiderman and spray people in the face with hot glue?
lukeyj155 years ago
Add some videos of it working
Its on the intro. How did you miss that?
OMG RABID KITTE!
knektek4 years ago
im subscribing now. lol.
great stuff!
darkmuskrat5 years ago
DAMN! i got 2 compressors lying around but i need a glue gun now XP
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Haha! I have three small glue guns but NO compressor!
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LOL
lol
lol
,lol,
damn

LOL

i had a mini glue gun... it exploded :S
A glue gun exploded? :-) How?!?!
it was laying on the table then i just heard BOOM! and it jumped in the air and the table was black where the explosion was... didnt wrok after... lol
That is weird... I bet you had an awful sticky and stringy mess to clean up... lol
surprisingly not... idk why... it was just black where it exploded...
What?!?! That is just even weirder!
lol ya... i have a new one now but i'm scared so i just plug it on and off all the time :S
what the hell?
awang8 Plasmana5 years ago
Why would you have 3 hot glue guns?
Plasmana awang85 years ago
My mom was a crafter years ago, but she stop doing crafting and gave me three hot glue guns...
awang8 Plasmana5 years ago
So why did your mom have 3 hot glue guns? I'd rather have 1 really good gun than 3 small guns.
Plasmana awang85 years ago
I really don't know, I have one high-temp one and two low-temp glue guns.
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