How to dispense glue into narrow space?
Fixing a chair and want to secure leg to seat but want to deliver glue in very narrow space but maybe 1.5 inches deep. Don’t care about spillage, it’s under the seat.
Only breakage is time and shrinkage, there’s nothing else wrong with the chair.
Would like glue that literally comes out of a shot syringe, the space is that thin. It’s a very small crack that I would like to insert the syringe in very deep before squeezing out some glue. One time use is OK, don’t mind throwing it out after, but needs to be good glue.
I guess I could drill a small probe hole in the crack to widen the delivery area but would rather not.
Get a kit for refilling ink toner cartridges. They are syringes with a very long thin needles. As for glue, Elmers Wood Glue. Not the regular white, but their wood sepecific glue that is yellow.
Just get a syringe. That would be perfect. They have them at most pet stores for feeding baby animals.
Also the very small syringes (the kind diabetics use) would be perfect. Just cut off the tip with needle, leaving a narrow hole at the end for the glue to be dispensed.
Yippie. Thanks. Didn’t know any of that.
Rebecka – I’ve got a pet syringe put there isn’t a needle to go with it. The pet syringe opening is too large to squirt glue all the way behind a leg that isn’t already detached. That’s what I think the problem is – the leg doesn’t sound like it’s off, just loose. You need to get it glued but you don’t want to have to actually pull it apart.
Diabetic syringes the needle itself is about as fine as they come, the glue wouldn’t go through. Without the needle, it won’t get back into where you want it.
Perhaps Mr G and verify that.
GC – yes, the needle would have to come off with the diabetic syringe. Just removing the needle, not the whole tip, will give a perfect hole for dispensing glue. I’ve used these syringes for similar projects. The tip of the syringe itself, and the syringe, are very small in diameter. Maybe 2-3mm. But I’m not sure how big the opening is.
Mg – if you need one of these syringes for your project, let me know. I have plenty.
If you want to repair your chairs properly, you NEED to remove all the old glue, which has sealed up all the pours in the wood, wood glue sticks to pourus surfaces, it does not adhere very well to it’s self since it is nonpourus. it’s not easy to remove all the old dried up glue, but unless you want to be re-doing it every few years, it really needs to be done. If you heat up the glue with steam or very hot water, it makes it a bit easier, and the moisture helps open the pours in the wood.
There is a product called Chair-Loc designed for your problem.
Comes with a syringe – not only glues but swells the wood. Home Depot had it in stock last spring – if not can get from Rockler on Internet.
How to dispense glue into narrow space? Fixing a chair and want to secure leg to seat but want to deliver glue in very narrow space but maybe 1.5 inches deep. Don’t care about spillage, it’s