Maker Safety: No Spill Superglue

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Introduction: Maker Safety: No Spill Superglue

Superglue is one of the most important discoveries of the last century. It is amazing at sticking things together, its quick, its strong, it cures with a tight joint, what more could you want.

Well one of the downsides is that to get a long life out of your glue it needs to be stored in the fridge. That's not a problem! However, super glue nearly always lives in the door which normally sees a lot of opening and closing action. The result is that it ends up on its side ad glue always uses out of the bottle into the cap. A very common fault! So frustrated that I need to use maul grips to open my superglue to fix a project I set about finding a solution to the problem.

Voila, a scrap piece of foam has cured my distress, this is how I did it.

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Step 1: Collect Your Tools, or Find Something to Hand.

For this fix, I found some second hand foam from my store room, a craft knife, an offending bottle of superglue. A pen is also very useful for marking the bottom of the superglue bottle, its nice to know where to cut.

Step 2: Cut a Well for Your Glue

So I cut a square of foam and then marked up the bottom of the glue container by drawing around the super glue bottle. I then carefully used the craft knife to cut a hole, it doesn't have to be pretty as the foam will expand to grip onto the bottle, which is a desired outcome.

Step 3: Throw It in the Fridge and Be Happy Knowing Its Much Harder to Knock Over.

That;s it you now have a simple and effective solution for the super glue bottle rattling around in the fridge door. No more lids glued shut, access your glue when you want and in an easy manner.

Best of luck and keep gluing.

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    8 Discussions

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    Constructed
    Constructed

    4 years ago

    I didn't even know superglue had to be stored on the fridge

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    Reply 4 years ago

    Same here..

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    satoko68
    satoko68

    4 years ago

    Like other people, I didn't know superglue should be kept in the fridge either! Definitely making use of this hack to keep all of my carrier oils upright in the fridge too, because that's where I keep them all to prevent rancidity. Unfortunately, they do get knocked over, which can create a h*ll of a mess. No to mention the waste of expensive, hard-to-find oils, which always guts me.

    Thanks!

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    oldschoolwood

    Heck ! I did not know that super glue should be chilled for better life . Thanks !

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    grannyjones
    grannyjones

    4 years ago on Introduction

    For small items in the fridge, I make a little pocket out of duck tape. Line the pocket with a piece of disposable water bottle, and stick it where it is easy to reach/see. Great for that little tube of minced ginger, too. Pick a color of tape that looks pretty in the fridge.

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    drmcube
    drmcube

    4 years ago

    thanks, you gave me ideas how to store my superglue

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    r_anderson_c
    r_anderson_c

    4 years ago

    Brilliant! I wasn't aware super glue needed to be stored in fridge either. Maybe my next bottle will last longer. Thank you!

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    verence
    verence

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Well done! Simple but effective. A place for everything and everything at it's place!