Hot Glue Animal Corn Cob Holder




Introduction: Hot Glue Animal Corn Cob Holder

About: I am a Marine Engineer in the RNZN (41 years done in various navies) and am looking forward to retirement!!! so I can do more messing about with tools

Inspired to enter the Hot Glue Contest I went to the local $2 shop and bought a cheapo hot glue gun and a couple of plastic toy animals. Taking a cue from mikeasaurus and his dinosaur corn cob holders I thought "well rather than resin, WHY NOT TRY HOT GLUE!!"

The Link is here.

So if I already have a HOT GLUE GUN why do I need another--- well the cheapo one I bought broke halfway through this Ible!! (so did it's replacement)

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Step 1: Tools and Supplies

So what did I use:-

a Drill and Bits

a Craft Knife

a Hacksaw

a HOT GLUE GUN and GLUE STICKS $16 from the $2 Shop($16!!! I know-----madness)

4 nails or screws (I used some stainless ringed nail that I had lying around)

a Plastic animal $2 from the $2 shop

First cut the plastic animal in half, you can use the craft knife, a hacksaw, a bandsaw or just the power of positive thinking, but that sucker has to be in 2 bits (sorry I didn't take a pic of the animal carnage and disection!)

Step 2: Glue in the Screws

Originally I was going to use a couple of little cob holders that I bought (again from the $2 shop) but they were a bit flimsy, so I decided to use some "beefier" ringed nails.

I pushed these in a wine cork to keep them correctly spaced while I filled around them in the body with HOT GLUE

Repeated on the other half and left to cool

Note that the screw pairs were at 90degrees to each other

Step 3: Drill Some Holes

Once the HOT GLUE had set I pushed the 2 halves together to mark screw positions and drilled a clearance hole for each screw.

Step 4: Putting Back Together

The Holes allowed the Rhino to be "reassembled" when not in use, so that it is easier to find both ends and there are no sharp points sticking out when not being used.

Step 5: And Insert the Corn

Yes OK the corn isn't cooked here but you get the idea

Now if you would please vote for me I would be very happy

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