Stick It #005 – Moldable Glue and Salted Plywood

In this episode, using malleable self-curing silicone rubber to repair damaged buttons, and preventing wood from shifting during glue-ups.

An advice podcast about glues and adhesives. From the producers of Ask Mr. Biggs.

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Episode 005 Show Notes
In this episode, Biggs and Roger:

  • Decide that not wiggling the wire is best.
  • Decide that stretching and/or burpees are unnecessary before a podcast, but deep breaths while eyes closed is ok.
  • Talk about the outlook for the local field hockey team.
  • Discuss an adhesive BREAKING NEWS item out of Aspen, Colorado, where a controller button was popped off two e-bikes.

– Most bikes do not take gas.
– Eating too many sausages can make you feel logy.
– Roger does not know Officer Chip Seamens.
Refrain from getting glue on bare hands.

  • Discuss the contribution by Wynston and Michael regarding the new website and Category 6 cabling.
  • Answer a listener’s email about the proper way to glue multiple boards together without shifting.

– Using a lot of clamps is not always the answer.
– Even, uniform, pressure is key.
– Sandwiches make a good snack and a good analogy.
– It’s satisfying to pull dried glue off of a silicon basting brush and have it come off in one piece.

Products featured in Episode 005 were:

Sugru (Sugru sticks permanently to lots of stuff like ceramics, glass, metal, wood, and most plastics and fabrics. Just push it onto something, then it’s time to build, seal, fix, create and stick things together. You’ll have 30 minutes to get the job done. Give it 24 hours, and Sugru turns into a durable, flexible silicone rubber that stays stuck (unless you remove it). Try to wear gloves while using to prevent getting Sugru on certain items like expensive recording equipment. Wash hands.)

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Titebond II (Titebond II Premium Wood Glue is the first leading brand, one-part PVA wood glue to pass the ANSI/HPVA Type II water-resistance specification. It is ideal for exterior woodworking projects, including outdoor furniture, birdhouses, planters, mailboxes and picnic tables. Titebond II offers strong initial tack, outstanding bond strength, fast speed of set and excellent sandability. It is FDA approved for indirect food contact (cutting boards) and is ideal for radio-frequency (R-F) gluing systems. It is easy to use, non-toxic, solvent free and cleans up with water. Biggs prefers this to Tightbond III in specific situations.)

Titebond II Amazon affiliate link:
Tightbond II


Silicon basting brush (Are you tired of using the traditional fiber brush which sticks and is hard to clean? Especially when the bristle gets stuck on your grilling food? Take a try on these silicone brushes! Completely relieve you from the hassle of bristle-on-the-food. Also as it is silicone but not a hairy mess, these grilling brushes are dead easy to clean, a great replacement to the hairy ones. Made of premium food-grade silicone and being heat resistant, the brushes are safe for human health even it’s used under hot circumstance. They are also good for glue.)

Silicon basting brush Amazon affiliate link:
Silicon Basting Brush


Smucker’s Uncrustables (A sealed crustless sandwich is a type of sandwich which has a filling sealed between one thick layer of bread. Although is it advertised as being “crustless”, it is argued that the sandwhich still has a crust. By definition, a crust is an exterior of a piece of bread. The particular “crimped end” of this sandwich holds in all of the filling. This “crimped edge” cannot be considered a crust at all. The big layer of bread is crimped together to seal in the filling and the crust is removed. A popular variety is peanut butter and jelly. Sealed crustless sandwiches are mass-produced by The J. M. Smucker Company under the brand name “Uncrustables.” These are favored by Wynston who will accept them as payment for his website-designing skills.)

Smucker’s Uncrustables Amazon affiliate link:
Smucker’s Uncrustables