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Old 10-14-2010, 02:07
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Default Re: Secret to NOT burning myself with the glue gun?

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I have given myself some pretty nasty 3rd degree burns since I started, especially with the wood burner. But I do have a little trick with fingertips, especially if you tend to wipe off excess glue with your fingers. I keep a jar of REALLY thick body lotion at my station and make sure my fingers stay "hydrated". If the hot glue sticks, for some reason it doesn't burn and also peels off like butter. Don't use too much that you're greasy, but enough that it works. HTH!
It could be a good idea... sounds good.. IŽll have to try it...
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:12
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Default Re: Secret to NOT burning myself with the glue gun?

I hate glue gun burns. I don't get along with mine either. It dripped on my thigh the other day and I had on shorts! OWIE!
Anyone have any advice on not stabbing myself with the needle when I'm hand-stitching stuff? Sometimes I think this job is kinda hazardous to my health! lol
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:27
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Default Re: Secret to NOT burning myself with the glue gun?

So I have this huge fear that my glue gun or my wood burner was going to fall off of my desk and into my lap or on my leg or foot or something.

So the solution I came up with was the non slip grip stuff for the bottom of your cabinets. I cut a square of it and use it to sit my little metal holder and wood burner on and its also big enough for my glue gun. Sometimes it gets a little gluey with all the drips, I just throw it away and cut a new one.

It doesn't help with getting it on your fingers or anything, but I thought I'd share!
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:50
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OHHH THE WOODBURNER..... YEAH... it hurts....been ther DONE THAT...
not just a burn appears..a blister happens!!!

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I've found that using a glue gun with a smaller tip helps me to not burn myself as much.

This is why I am scared to death of my wood burner though.
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I was putting a big rhinestone on tonite and it slid and i went to stop it and it flipped and stuck to my finger i didnt jerk it but it hurt until it cooled, its still sore!!!
I've done that exact thing, man that one turned in to a blister for a couple of days!
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:45
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Default Re: Secret to NOT burning myself with the glue gun?

Hee hee, you guys are a crackup! So seriously, none of the HG's have figured out the perfect solution? That just confirms my fear--there probably isn't one.

I'm going to give all your suggestions a try, so at least I can minimize the damage. Thank you!
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