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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Moss attaching tool

Anyone who has ever tried attaching moss to the hardscape with super glue knows how messy that can be. Usually ends up with more moss and glue on the fingers then on desired place.
That's why I came up with the idea to make this tool. I have used 15cm long Pennington End Tweezers clamp for piercing, with some modifications.




First step - cut off the end of one side:



Rasp it:





Little bending:



These are self-adhesive sponges used for furniture:



Cut to the size and stick to the longer side:





Tool is finished! Let the aquascaping begin:



I am using Black Loctite 480. Other types of super glue also can be used:



Working under water is also possible.



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Thats pretty nice. Kudos!!

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Ahahaa brilliant !


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Very nice solution to a messy problem - thanks for posting!


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Does that black Loctite stay black when cured?


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Thanks all! I am glad you like it.

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Does that black Loctite stay black when cured?
Yes! Much less visible then regular one which turns white.


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This needed to get bumped sorrynotsorry.
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Great job! I always like how we find things to modify them to fit our needs.

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This couldn't have been posted at a better time I have a piece of dragon wood to cover in Xmas moss. My fingers thank you!!!

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That's amazingly smart.. haha


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Super cool.
You should make several more and offer them for sale!

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