SOBO Glue & Michaels & Easter Egg Molds

SOBO Glue & Michaels & Easter Egg Molds

Post by Lynne Wardro » Thu, 30 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Hi all!  I spent my lunchtime today at Michaels crafts in pursuit of Sobo
glue (for coating stuff prior to*** it).  Michaels says that they
(note the quotes here kids) "don't carry obscure adhesive products like
that".  I had thought that Sobo was a common item.  Does anyone know if
Aleene's Tacky Glue (gold bottle) is comparable?  I hope so because
that's what I ended up with.  Grrr - turns out the rude flaky person was
the manager!

On a more pleasant note - in with all the easter stuff, they have all
kinds & sizes of easter related molds.  If anyone does small cane slice
pins, you might want to check out the easter egg "muffin" pan with 12 egg
shaped depressions about the size  of a small or medium egg (sliced in
half).  Could make cute brooches or kid barrettes.

On a larger note, I picked up a set of 3 plastic egg molds.  These are
intended for sugar eggs or chocolate eggs.  One half of each egg has a
lip to let it be a box lid & overhang the bottom part by a little bit.  I
don't know if the plastic can be baked (what's the best test w/o wrecking
one of the pieces?).  Worst case, I'll pick up some of that paper clay or
super sculpy to fill the mold with & make a dupe to build on.  I think it
could be kinda cool to make egg boxes this size.  The largest one is
about 6" long.

 
 
 

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Post by narig.. » Thu, 30 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>Michaels says that they
>(note the quotes here kids) "don't carry obscure adhesive products like
>that".  I had thought that Sobo was a common item.  Does anyone know if
>Aleene's Tacky Glue (gold bottle) is comparable?  I hope so because
>that's what I ended up with.  Grrr - turns out the rude flaky person was
>the manager!

Funny you should mention this. We've had a vigorous discussion on AOL the
last couple of days about the unhelpfulness of Michaels employees. Seems
it's a problem all over the country.

Carol

 
 
 

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Post by md.. » Thu, 30 Jan 1997 04:00:00


I agree wholeheartedly with the negative comments re: Michael's service,
prices, etc.  Unfortunately, it is pretty much the only craft store in RI
(Ben Franklin, and another craft store "The Rag Shop", both went out of
business).  I use Michael's for craft 'emergencies'; for example, I needed
styrofoam balls, wiggle eyes, and pom poms for a snowman project I'm doing
at school tomorrow, so I trudged over there.
I checked the clay section, as always, but of course there was nothing new
to be found !!  What I find really irritating is that a lot of times they
run out of basic colors like Fimo white and black, and they're slow to
restock...  The only time I go there besides in an emergency is when they
have Sculpey for sale at 99 cents.  There is an artist supply store in
Providence that carries Fimo and Sculpey, and I'm going to check that out
as soon as I figure out where it is!  Their prices are supposed to be
cheaper than Michaels.
     I've pretty much resigned myself to ordering stuff through the mail;
I like Polymer Express very much; good prices, lots of clay (Cernit,
Sculpey, Fimo,Promat, and the less common types like Fimo Soft and Fimo
Art translucent,  and clay related products (YES, even tissue blades and
Pearl-ex powders !!!!).  The service is efficient and fast.  I recommend
Polymer Express highly, especially if you live on the East Coast.  They
don't carry Clay Factory Clay, not yet, anyway.

Dora from RI
PS
     I can't believe the Michael's manager didn't know what Sobo Glue
was!!  Well...
maybe I CAN believe it

 
 
 

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Post by chris.. » Thu, 30 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>Funny you should mention this. We've had a vigorous discussion on AOL the
>last couple of days about the unhelpfulness of Michaels employees. Seems
>it's a problem all over the country.

Hello, everyone.  I'm relatively new to this group...been lurking and
occasionally tossing out my 2 cents worth.  I've been claying off and on
for a few months struggling a lot, learning some.  I finally found a class
at our local art museum and I'm "taking the plunge"!  I'm very very
e***d!

About Michael's, you get what you pay for, eh?  Our Michael's is staffed
mostly by high school kids who don't know the products and don't seem to
care if you shop there or not.  The manager never seems to be there.
Thank goodness for Jo-Belle's, a local craft BARN (the place is huge!).  A
bit more pricey but they carry beaucoups and they have SOBO!  

Thanks for all the tips and ideas you all share!  This is a great bunch of
folks!  I'm trying to figure out how I can fit going to Arrowmont (that's
the one in Gatlinburg TN right?), going to NY for my f-in-l's 75th
birthday, and working the Renaissance Fest all into this fall!  

Cheers,
Chris

 
 
 

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Post by saman.. » Thu, 30 Jan 1997 04:00:00


In article , Lynne says...

Quote:

>Hi all!  I spent my lunchtime today at Michaels crafts in pursuit of Sobo
>glue (for coating stuff prior to*** it).  Michaels says that they
>(note the quotes here kids) "don't carry obscure adhesive products like
>that".  I had thought that Sobo was a common item.  Does anyone know if
>Aleene's Tacky Glue (gold bottle) is comparable?  I hope so because
>that's what I ended up with.  Grrr - turns out the rude flaky person was
>the manager! <snip>

I buy my Sobo at Wal Mart, it's probably a bit cheaper than Michael's too.  As
far as I know the tacky glue is not the same, but I don't know that there's ever
been a problem using it with the clay.  :-)

Sam in MS

 
 
 

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Post by kathry.. » Fri, 31 Jan 1997 04:00:00



writes:

Quote:
>     I've pretty much resigned myself to ordering stuff through the mail;
>I like Polymer Express very much; good prices, lots of clay (Cernit,
>Sculpey, Fimo,Promat, and the less common types like Fimo Soft and Fimo
>Art translucent,  and clay related products (YES, even tissue blades and
>Pearl-ex powders !!!!).  The service is efficient and fast.  I recommend
>Polymer Express highly, especially if you live on the East Coast.  They
>don't carry Clay Factory Clay, not yet, anyway.

Can you give an address and phone number...or even an e-mail address...for
us new folk?
 
 
 

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Post by md.. » Fri, 31 Jan 1997 04:00:00


For those of you looking for a great source for polyclay and polyclay
related products/tools, here's the phone # and address for Polymer
Express:

Polymer Express
PO Box 29329
Richmond, ***ia  23242-0329

Tel 804-364-1725
fax 804-364-1805
ordering #  1-800-844-0138
(Catalog is  $1, which is refunded on your first order)

Dora from RI

 
 
 

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Post by dabl.. » Sat, 01 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>  Michaels says that they (note the quotes here kids) "don't carry

obscure adhesive >products like that".  I had thought that Sobo was a
common item.

Funny, I thought I bought my Sobo AT Michaels!  I seem to have a mental
picture of it on their glue aisle, with the *larger* containers of glue.
I'm either misremembering that or the closest Michaels to me has it, for
some reason.  What about Aaron Bros.?  They should have it, shouldn't
they?  

Didn't someone say that although Sobo *is* a type of white glue, there's
something else in it that makes it especially compatible with PVC or
cyanoacrylates, etc.?  
Diane B.

 
 
 

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Post by Jodie Tice tic.. » Sat, 01 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Quote:



>>  Michaels says that they (note the quotes here kids) "don't carry
>obscure adhesive >products like that".  I had thought that Sobo was a
>common item.

>Funny, I thought I bought my Sobo AT Michaels!  I seem to have a mental
>picture of it on their glue aisle, with the *larger* containers of glue.
>I'm either misremembering that or the closest Michaels to me has it, for
>some reason.  What about Aaron Bros.?  They should have it, shouldn't
>they?  

>Didn't someone say that although Sobo *is* a type of white glue, there's
>something else in it that makes it especially compatible with PVC or
>cyanoacrylates, etc.?  
>Diane B.

Hi Diane!  I bought my SOBO at Michaels--(Blossom Hill Road-San Jose, CA
I think!  and Yes I had to buy the HUGE (16 oz. bottle)--Bet you were at
the same store!  I have loked other places and haven't seen it..although
I have heard that it is available at some of the fabric stores.  Also...
for the person looking for Zap-a-gap...try model train stores  (check the
yellow pages!)  in the South Bay (San Jose, CA area), D&J Hobby store in
Campbell (I think) has Zap-a-gap!  Happy gluing!

Jodie

 
 
 

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Post by caneb.. » Sun, 02 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>Didn't someone say that although Sobo *is* a type of white glue, there's
>something else in it that makes it especially compatible with PVC or
>cyanoacrylates, etc.?  
>Diane B.

yes... that would be PVA, which I believe is Polyvinyl Acrylate and from
what little I understand of the process, it will form a chemical bond with
Polyvinyl Chloride during the curing process.  Whereas a white glue such
as Elmer's, which is NOT PVA but instead is wheat paste (Sherry, do I have
this right?) will not form that bond.  At least I think I have that
right......

Juli

 
 
 

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Post by Mamadu » Mon, 03 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Tory recommends SOBO on porous surfaces (wood, paper, etc) and the
superglue on the nonporous surfaces (clay, metal, etc.)  When you try to
attach a non-porous to porous, you have to use both.  Mamadude

 
 
 

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Post by PEACOCK » Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:00:00


folks -- SOBO - is a version of a simple all purpose glue -- Try Elmers --
same thing.

 
 
 

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Post by bd.. » Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>Hi all!  I spent my lunchtime today at Michaels crafts in pursuit of Sobo
>glue (for coating stuff prior to*** it).  Michaels says that they
>(note the quotes here kids) "don't carry obscure adhesive products like
>that".

The Michael's in my area (Chicago) carries Sobo glue. I just saw it there
today.

BDrai

 
 
 

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Post by rjohan.. » Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Ditto..ditto..Michaels employees.........I've got a glitter story I'll
spare you.....Lynn.....do you know about Munro's?  12 Mile Road in Berkley
(MI) east of Greenfield...park in back.......they have
EVERYthing........well Tons of Stuff...sounds like you do not know of
them.........For you mail order folks they do mail order, but since the
are local in the Detroit area.......I don't know the mail order phone
etc.......i would guess it's listed with 800 info...........Marie

 
 
 

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Post by Lynne Wardro » Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Ditto..ditto..Michaels employees.........I've got a glitter story I'll
> spare you.....Lynn.....do you know about Munro's?  12 Mile Road in Berkley
> (MI) east of Greenfield...park in back.......they have
> EVERYthing........well Tons of Stuff...sounds like you do not know of
> them.........For you mail order folks they do mail order, but since the
> are local in the Detroit area.......I don't know the mail order phone
> etc.......i would guess it's listed with 800 info...........Marie  

Hi Marie, fancy meeting you here.  I'd heard that there was a nifty place
in Berkely, now I know where it is.  Thanks.