Welcome to the wonderful world of adhesives. Follow along on a journey of learning about how to stick stuff together without using fasteners, hardware, stitches, etc. No holes allowed! (Well, maybe a few, but we'll get to that later.)
This class is designed so that you may explore the universe of adhesives by type, but without a specific course trajectory. Some lessons will reference one another, and if you follow along sequentially we will move from craft glues to industrial adhesives.
Each lesson will go over what different kinds of adhesives are made out of, what they are suited for, common repairs, and a creative project with that glue.
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Lesson 1: Tools and Materials for Glue
This lesson is your complete guide to tools and materials used frequently in this class. We will also emphasize basic techniques and vocabulary when it comes to working with adhesives
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Lesson 2: Glue Sticks
This class will have you revisiting your first adhesive applicator ever, the glue stick! We will go over some techniques and options for this age-old classic.
Lesson 3: White Glue
PVA, in my opinion, is the world's most useful glue. This lesson will go over a fantastic repair, and a crafty project that turns an classic craft supply into a some super fun shelving.
Lesson 4: Hot Glue
This class will go how to use a hot glue gun, why they should be in every home, a few clever tips, and a fun project that will test your skills at reloading a glue gun over, and over, again.
Lesson 5: Rubber Cement and Contact Cement
We'll go over the different kinds of cement available, what they are used for, and the kinds of repairs you can make with both rubber and contact cement, before we dive into a fun decorative project.
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Lesson 6: Industrial Adhesives
This class introduces working with precision glue applicators, and how they can be useful for making repairs. This lesson's project is perhaps my favorite of the entire course :)
Lesson 7: Fabric Glue
This lesson will guide you through the options you have when it comes to textile bonding and some techniques in application.
Lesson 8: Wood Glue
Wood glue is awesome! This lesson highlights how wood PVA penetrates wood fibers, and wraps with an illuminating project!
Lesson 9: Spray Adhesives and Mounts
Spray Adhesive, fastest glue in the west! This lesson will go over some handy tips to get rid of overspray, and end with a fun retro project.
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Lesson 10: Epoxies
In this capstone class, we will go over working with resins and hardeners as an adhesive - then smash our way through a really beautiful repair.
Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!