Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday's Tip

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I have a glass cutting board that I love.  I have this cutting board for over 10 years.  For me it is just the right size and it has a permanent place on my counter top.   I never have to put it away or take it out...it just sits there ready to be used.

On the underside of this cutting board are little, soft plastic knobbies that do two jobs; they keep the board from sliding around when cutting and raises the board just enough which prevents scratches on your counter top.  Well one of those knobbies went astray.  It was horrible I tell ya!  Every time I tried to cut something, the board would tip.  UGH.  

My first thought was I needed a new board which around here runs about $25 to $35 for the same size as mine......THAT was out of the question, then I thought maybe I could just buy those little knobbies.  They must make and sell them separately, right?  Well, I looked and could not find them (I could have been looking in the wrong section of the hardware store though).

I came home defeated.  I removed the other four knobbies (there was one in each corner and one in the center) and used the board for a few days.  Okay...THIS was NOT going to work!  The board slid- skidded all over the place!

Then for some reason a light bulb went off in my head....that happens to me sometimes!  My trusty old hot glue gun.  I dug it out, added a new glue stick and plugged her in.

Turning my cutting board over and giving it a very good clean, I waited for the hot glue gun to be ready. Once hot enough I carefully squeezed enough glue onto each corner and in the middle where the old knobbies had been.  Since the glue was hot it self-leveled and then began to cool.  I kept my fingers crossed, hoping my idea would work.  My dear hubby didn't think it would, he thought the knobbies would be of different levels which would make the board uneven once again.

I left the board to cool for a few hours.  I wanted to make sure the glue was dried all the way through. By dinnertime, I turned the board over to give it a try as I needed to get my salad ready and .... IT WORKED!  Yahoo!!!!  

I have now used the board for over a week with great success.  This makes me extremely happy as I will never have to worry again.  As long as I don't break the board, I can easily replace the hot glue knobbies whenever it is needed.

I hope this help some of you out there that might need to do the same someday.  Have a great day and remember to give your loved ones a hug!


  1. What a clever cookie you are!

  2. What a great idea! I love it when the "light bulb comes on". Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Becky....I just love when the 'light bulb' works! :o)

  3. Don't you just love strokes of genius? What a great solution to your problem!

    1. Well surely not genius but it is a great solution! Thanks Kristi.

  4. That's clever! I would've just had it sitting flat on the counter or tipping for the next ten years...

  5. You are such a clever cookie!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  6. Pretty smart idea! Sometimes we come up with really smart



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