Pocket-Size Portable Hot Glue

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Intro: Pocket-Size Portable Hot Glue

It's easy to take a tube of glue with you (in case you need it), but it's not the same with a hot glue.

If you want to use a hot glue, you will need a glue gun.

Unless you use a lighter to heat up the glue.

In this Instructable, I demonstrate 2 ways to make a pocket-size portable hot glue.

It's great for emergencies or for times when you have to glue something, but there is nowhere to plug IN a glue gun.

Step 1: Key-chain Glue Stick

You can make a glue stick key-chain.

Drill a hole in the stick and slide it onto the ring.

If you ever need to glue something on the go, just heat up the stick with a lighter.

It's much faster than a glue gun.

Step 2: Glue Stick in the Lipstick's Shell

I used a lipstick's shell for the glue stick.

Open the shell and take out the lipstick holder.

Remove the lipstick from the holder and wash it out.

Step 3:

Heat up a glue stick and insert it into the holder.

Cut the stick shorter and put it all back together.

Now you have a fancy pocket-size hot glue.

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    pjerz

    2 years ago

    Hi ShakeThe Future,

    I really appreciate your articles -- good job!

    The keychain glue stick is a great idea -- I would like to suggest an alternative to fix it to the keychain without drilling that also may last longer without breaking: Just heat a short u-shaped piece of wire (from paper clip) and insert into glue stick -- presto! What do you think about it?

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    jillcattpjerz

    Reply 2 years ago

    Don't know about Shake the Future, but I like it and am going to use it.

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    juliadee

    3 years ago

    Many hot-melt glues lose effectiveness with prolonged exposure to air, so the lipstick tube is a great idea.

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    ShakeTheFutureavalonbear

    Reply 3 years ago

    Yes, Zippo is perfect for the job. I got one of those flint match lighters. It also does the job and is small enough to attach it to the keys.

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    avalonbear

    3 years ago

    Prision Inmates have been using this heat up method for years.

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    avalonbearJuddL

    Reply 3 years ago

    like a Zippo or a Bic .even a match will work. you just have to get the glue stick lit/ burning and it melts.

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    blakeghx

    3 years ago

    What kind of drill is that? Where did you get it?

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    PeterR17

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Nice simple idea for jobs so small it isn't worth fetching and plugging in the glue gun. And handy for travel. Thank you!

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    jeanniel1

    3 years ago on Introduction

    So simple. However, the glue sticks tend to break so the keychain one won't last quite as long - at least not the way I handle my keychain! Ha ha! Love the lipstick one.

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    Yonatan24

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Or... You could buy this 10 WATT battery powered hot glue gun

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2A-Battery-Power-Heating-Hot-Melt-Cordless-Glue-Gun-Craft-Repair-Tools-10W-S-608-/111365050231?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item19eddfcf77

    But If I had to guess its way to weak to do anything...

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    batonasYonatan24

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    maybe it would give more power with rechargeable 3,7v batterys, or it would burn :D