Detail glue rack

I’ve got a number of tiny glue bottles that must be stored on their heads to work well. One of them has a weird shape. So I customized a paint bottle rack design I made on the boxes.py site to work the way I wanted. Made from glass-green medium Proofgrade acrylic. The key feature is a little well at the bottom filled with a flexible silicone that seals the tops so you can grab and use the bottle at any time.

The well is made from a watercolor half pan, and I filled it with Let’s Resin 2-part silicone mold making material. The pans have a slight slope to the sides, so they rest in the holes without gluing, in case I need to change the silicone.

If you’d like to make one for yourself, I’ll post the design over on Free Laser Designs.

Update: I drilled shallow holes in all the silicone wells to get a better seal on the needle bottles.

Here’s the link to the free design:

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Nice practical cut. I spend way too much time trying to unglue the tips of my various glues. Storing them in this way would solve lots of problems.

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This is absolutely brilliant. I cant stand the caps on those bottles. They dry out and then I eventually drive a needle through a finger trying to angioplasty the obstruction. Thanks for sharing!!!

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That is very nice…beautiful build out of one of my favorite materials. The little pans in the bottom are genius.

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Oh wow! Love how practical this is!! It’s quite the life and timesaver!

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I just finished ungluing my fingers. I must make one of these! That’s very cool.

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This level of tidiness is very appealing. Mine are thrown in a drawer.

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Update 2: please note that you can’t use the silicone well idea with superglue bottles—it will react.

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You always amaze me. This is fabulous. I hadn’t heard of 2-part silicone!!! Oh my goodness!

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