Monday, 4 April 2011
The perfect glue.............
As a craft artisan, I am always on the lookout for the perfect glue. In days of yore, I would have been boiling animal hooves like a good'un but these days there is a bewildering array of synthetic glues, all of which promise the earth.
Aside from Aleene's Tacky Glue which is the holy grail of PVA glues, it is difficult to find a 'glue for all reasons'..... which is why yesterday morning, when we recklessly decided to view 10 minutes of Sunday morning TV, we were drawn into watching a whole hour of an apparently MIRACLE GLUE, which works on anaerobic rather than contact principles. It wouldn't stick until pressure was applied to the joint, squeezing out the air, at which point the glue transmogrified at a molecular level and became stronger than the material it was glued to. Not only that (there MORE?!) the glue remained flexible, rather than going hard and brittle.
I was AMAZED and EXCITED at the same time!
The bloke who was demonstrating, was glueing all manner of unlikely objects to other equally unlikely objects. For example, a glass door knob onto a brick, or a metal coin onto a bit of concrete, in order to prove that the glue really did work. Even more amazing is that it worked on stuff that is notoriously difficult to glue to anything, or even to itself. Rubber for example, or certain plastics.
By the time we'd finished watching a whole hour of extreme glueing, I'd have sold my children to get my hands on a bottle of the stuff. Fortunately this was unnecessary as they had a great BOGOF offer.... Two bottles of the miracle glue, plus one bottle of the glass glue, plus a bottle of de-bonding agent.
PLUS a refillable glue pen.
Bargain of the century or what?!
I can't wait for it to arrive so that I can begin a whole new glueing odyssey. I'll be able to dispense with all those myriad bottles/tubes/tins of glue currently cluttering up my 'glue cupboard' and sail through life with just one.
This is obviously what I've been waiting for all my life!