Extra! Extra! A Better Glue Spreader

Long ago and far away, type was inked with a printer’s brayer, but today the brayer makes an A-1 glue spreader for all sorts of woodwork-ing projects.

ink roller for spreading glue

Long ago and far away, type was inked with a printer’s brayer, but today the brayer makes an A-1 glue spreader for all sorts of woodwork-ing projects. The hard rubber roller ($6 at an art supply store) evenly spreads pools of glue for face-gluing boards and narrow beads of glue on board edges. And if you forget to clean the roller, no sweat. Dried glue easily peels off the rubber surface. Thanks to expert woodworker Ken Peterson for this slick tip.

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