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Question Exciting news about sellotape dispensers

8 months 1 day ago #41321 by Cookaburra
I am so excited that I have to tell someone! The black bits in our glue sticks that hold the glue and are exposed when the glue stick is finished, fit in the wheel of our sellotape dispensers when the kids or teachers have lost the spindle bit that is there so that the smaller sellotape rolls will fit. All you then need is an appropriately sized screw or nail and the dispenser is mended. Best thing to have happened this year!
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7 months 4 weeks ago #41322 by TecHKnow
Picture (or dare I say it, transfer this to a Wiki artilce)?

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7 months 4 weeks ago #41323 by AndyG
Tape dispensers for the kids? Looxshury ... we get up half an hour before we go to bed just to find the end of t' sellotape rolls ... :-)

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7 months 1 week ago #41331 by Cookaburra



Here are some pics of the contraption. Which will probably not work as I am rubbish at this sort of thing!

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7 months 1 week ago #41332 by cpambou
Fantastic!

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7 months 1 week ago #41333 by Cookaburra
Hardly fantastic. I just get really fed up when I give teachers new stuff only to have them break it just days later. You can buy the middle bits separately but they cost more than the whole thing!

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6 months 13 hours ago #41380 by Nabi
Or you can use a single hole bung and a piece of a wooden dowel.
I've been fixing it this way for years :D
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5 months 4 weeks ago #41381 by SteveKeys

Nabi wrote: Or you can use a single hole bung and a piece of a wooden dowel.
I've been fixing it this way for years :D


Sometimes the obvious solution isn't obvious til it's pointed out to you!

Thank you - off to raid the bungs...

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5 months 4 weeks ago #41383 by DampSquib
I have also used bungs, but cookaburra’s gluestick base is 100% free! I will be saving bases from now on...

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5 months 3 weeks ago #41387 by Cookaburra
I too have used bungs, but this time I just looked at the bit in the gluestick and thought what can I use that for? Same way as I have a load of actimel bottles waiting for a use.

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5 months 3 weeks ago #41390 by Nabi
Do we have a thread on 'Everyday items adapted for use in Science Department' :D?
I can contribute: Pentel glue refill bottles make great distilled water bottles

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