As you can see from that beautifully designed banner over yonder ----->
I'm participating in Heather Bailey's March of the Tools this month... but you can't quite tell that *YET* from this sleepy blog!
Did I mention that I crashed my laptop. No, no, not the one that I crashed LAST month... the NEW hard drive that I replaced that one with. Fabulous! And you must say that with that opera-ish FAaaaaaB YUuu LUSssss.
So, the first tool you should getchya is a reliable computer. Hahahahaha. I'm not funny, am I?
The next tool that you should getchya (ooh, I like that word) is some GLUE! That's right, this sewer, crafter, designer is using my very first March of Tools to recommend simple glue. But you better know that if I'd put this glue in first position on March of the Tools, then it must be some good glue :)
This is my friend, Welder. Welder is everything that your super glue and glue gun aren't. It should be in at least three places in your house... your kitchen, your tool area and your crafting area. It's the glue that you always wish you had, that you don't think exists. I'm so serious. Allow me to tell you about Welder...
Welder is a contact adhesive. It permanently bonds or seals whatever it is applied to. If you want the maximum strength, you should apply a slight amount to both surfaces that you are joining and allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes before putting them together, however I rarely do this.
Welder is NOT fast. It doesn't work like your basic, stick-your-fingers-together-for-life super glue. It is a slow drying substance and it reaches maximum strength after 24 hours of drying time. You'll need to support the items you are gluing together in a way that they won't be disturbed for 24 hours. This also means that you can touch it! Although it says something about some very bad side effects that I like to ignore, you can smooth this stuff around and position it with your fingers if you need to without gluing yourself to your phone.
Welder dries very mildly flexible. Have you used super glue and then gently tapped the things that you glued together only to have your super glue spot just pop right back off? Welder is a sort of rubbery adhesive and dries with a gently flexible consistency so you don't get that *snap* point.
Welder works on ANYTHING. I've glued glass, ceramic, wood, metal, rubber, paper, fabric, plastic, jewelry AND I've used it to seal a leak on a broken window pane.
Last week I glued on the rubber foot to my husband's Tom drum stand and later that day glued the top portion of this crystal vase that I am restoring to the base.
It's good stuff... Next up, the Dewalt Compound Miter Saw. Power tools!