RIP hot glue gun

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already heard the news: I lost a dear old friend a few weeks ago: my hot glue gun.

RIP my dear old friend!

RIP my dear old friend!

This wasn’t just any hot glue gun. This gun has been by my side, my crafting companion since I was in middle school, many, many, many years ago.

In fact, I used this very glue gun when I worked on several years of Milk Carton Derby boats, gluing the milk cartons and jugs shut, so they were airtight.  I still remember that each gallon jug displaced 8 lbs of weight in the water. I’ll check with my parents for some of the old photos. We had very elaborate themes and boat designs.

Thankfully the glue gun held on through it’s big break on Q13. When it’s time did come,  it went out with a bang — literally — with a loud pop and a plume of smoke.

At least it made it on TV!

At least it made it on TV!

Here’s the new glue gun. The jury is still out on whether it’s a comparable model. It does a fine job gluing but it doesn’t have the same finesse as my old one. Don’t worry, I’ll keep on crafting… and I have a great project to share with you soon! Need a clue? AstroTurf!

My new hot glue gun: names needed!

My new hot glue gun: names needed!

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