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Elmers Glue substitute? Answered

Hi, I have discovered a recipe for Kiddies Slime and it uses Elmers Glue. I have never seen it here. Can anyone advise what I can use as a substitute?

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What is the difference between PVA glue and Elmers glue?

What is the difference between PVA glue and Elmers glue?

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Elmers Glue + Super glue =?????

I was making some stamp glue where i mixed some Elmer glue and vinegar. but wanted to see Wat happens when i mix Elmer's glue, vinegar, and super glue. like in 10 seconds the solution turned into a rubbery solid which took the form of the container. can any body tell me why this happened. it held its shape and slightly reminded me of molding silicone. it wasn't sticky and came out of the plastic cup easily.

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Safety of laser cut foamboard (fumes, etc)? Answered

So I cut some elmers 3/16" foam board today on our schools laser cutter- it gave off some nasty fumes but luckily most of it was ventilated out of the cutter. My concern is that inhaling the fumes (or the low-volume fumes i got from whatever smoke was left in the laser cutter), will be pretty bad for you. I dont know how toxic the fumes are from laser cutting foam, but my guess would be pretty bad. I also read somewhere that heating the foam up produces a lot of toxic byproducts, one of them being cyanide... Is this stuff safe to handle? I did feel a bit "foggy" afterwards, and had a slight pain in my chest, but not a lot...Thanks!

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how to build a tower with 40 craft sticks and Elmer's glue

Must stand 10" tall, support 25 lbs, and have center of 4" diameter

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Whats Best For Scale Model Ship Building PVA or Elmers Wood Glue ?

The Ships are Either Plastic or Wood

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What makes a good cheap crackling medium for painting? Answered

What can I use to make my paint "crackle"? I just can't see spending 14.99 for a teeny tub of stuff that smells like hair bleach....and I tried some hair bleach I had lying around..and no dice. Tried Elmers and the cracks were weak....Thanks for any help.

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What glue can I use to stick silicone to plastic? Answered

Plastic is easy, lots of stuff sticks to plastic, but the only thing that seems to stick to silicone is more silicone. Hot glue, super glue, Elmer's glue, Gorilla glue, and liquid steel epoxy all fail. Any suggestions? Maybe something marine related? (Background: I used some left over silicone molding compound to make a comfy handle, but it doesn't want to stay on.)

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More Cardboard Halo Weapons

Here are my other Halo weapons, made from cardboard and elmers/hot glue.I have an instructable coming soon but if anybody is really interested, here's the basic way of making these. Start out with the thickest cardboard you can find. Foam core board will also work. Cut out the basic shape with scissors or a pocketknife, retrace it, glue it together, and add details like blades, sights, and barrels. see the originals https://www.instructables.com/community/Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/?comments=all

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vr rc spy car

I was interested in a wireless spy car to use in my backyard (to hunt for a waskaley groundhog : elmer fudd) now i was looking in Make mag and i found this( http://makezine.com/14/bajabuggy ). it really dosent tell u how. now i already have a rc car (Traxxas vxl Bandit) and i dont wont to destroy it or buy a new car it cost $300. so i wont to know how i can still use a servo without connecting it to to bandit wiring and for cheap

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how do i make flour into fake cement type sand?

im making a mini vacation sandbox like this https://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Vacation-Sandbox/ with my daughter.... we dont have any sand on hand but we do have brown flour.it is midnight right now... i want the "sand" to be stationary as in never move from the place i put it. with shells on top. in past experiance pouring elmers into sand in great quantities the glue did not dry. the "sand" would be about 1/4 in deep. how do i go about turning this wheat flour into something more permanent?

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What is a good adhesive for draughtsman's mylar?

I want to make a smooth drawing surface to place on a dining room table. The material I have on hand is used mylar sheets from an engineering shop, about the thickness of paper. I'd like to cut the sheets down to quarter-size or so and laminate several thicknesses together to make a semi-rigid surface.  I've tried several adhesives I have on hand, and the one that works best is Elmer's Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive, but even that doesn't stick very well. So, what's the best option to glue this stuff together, keeping in mind that I don't want anything thick that will distort the sheets or create a lot of bubbles?

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How can I make cheap honeycomb core boat hulls

I saw a 'How It's Made' episode where they revealed how to make honeycomb core simply by making a paper accordion, expanding it, dipping it in resin then sawing it into cores. I WANT TO DO THAT! They said they used a thermoplastic paper as well as a heat-activated glue. But why couldn't I use a cheaper more readily available material? Does the resin provide ALL the structural strength, or does the thermoplastic paper itself provide the strength? I would assume it's like fiberglass, whereby after it's infused with resin it's super tough... but the fiberglass itself provides strength too... What kind of material could I use for this? Straight up craft paper & elmer's glue? After the cores are cured and cut, I'll sandwich them between various layers of either wood laminate, plastics, fiberglass, or carbon fiber. Thanks!

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Help! Simple but difficult way to semi stick reflective mylar to sheet metal

Wow, the whole question fit in the Topic line!  Amazing! Well, anyway, we're in the process of finalizing a design for a solar hot water heater and are still trying to figure out a good/better way to stick our mylar to our sheet metal.  The sheet is about 10 ft. (sorry about that old fashioned non-metic system usage, but we're on the U.S.-Mexican border and most of the things here in Mexico are still measured in the old system - sigh) by about 4 ft. We have used axle grease - it's o.k. but hard to spread and to make into a VERY thin film.  If the film is not thin bulges appear in the mylar since itself is only about 2 mil thick.  It was good, on the other hand, because it allowed us to position the film correctly on the metal sheet... So, this time we tried silicone - out of a spray can.  It also seems to be good, perhaps a little better since we can spread it with a small paint roller but after several days it's not holding the mylar down well enought (which is probably to be expected since we're using silicone and it's not really sticky). So, we need something which will allow us to position the film (slippery) while being a very, tiny, wee, itsy bitsy sticky in the long run.  It cannot of course be anything biodegradable - like honey - yuck - for obvious reasons (it's going to be in the sun and eventually it will, biodegrade, into who knows what). Maybe silicone and ... Elmer's glue???  We're stuck.  And, after googleing till our eyes have dropped out, we can't find any reflective mylar with a sticky backing.  What the heck do they stick on those window tinting sheets??? Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated and of course, Have a wonderful afternoon!  :)

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June 2015 Build Night with Silhouette

#BUILDNIGHT (official graphic will be updated below by EOD) 40 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: April 17th, 2015. Accepted spaces will be notified by April 20th, 2015. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. JUNE BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Silhouette, DIY kits and products, for our June 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (1) Silhouette Portrait (1) Pack of Vellum (37) .25 oz Elmers Probond Advanced Glue samples HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in June to host a project build night using the Silhouette Silhouette Portrait. You can host multiple build nights during June to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the Silhouette Portrait. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Silhouette Learn Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #SILHOUETTE Twitter: @Instructables, @silhouetteam Instagram: @Instructables, @silhouetteamerica https://www.facebook.com/silhouetteamerica https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form

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