Step 1: What You Need...
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...
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...
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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