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Sugru: A cool new DIY product December 2, 2010

Posted by Sindy in Uncategorized.

Years ago I had this great idea for taking the curved, decorative part of hairclips and turn them into tatting shuttles. One problem stood in my way – I needed a spindle in the middle that would 1) hold the two curved pieces together in the proper place, and 2) hold the thread. Back then I tried using clay epoxy, but it was too stiff when cured making it nearly impossible to wind the thread on.

Introducing a new product I found: Sugru! The idea is that it’s similar to clay epoxy, it comes in two parts which are activated with you combine and massage them together, but when Sugru cures it’s like a flexible rubber, kind of like a rubberized handle on some of our tools (particularly pliers).

There’s so much you can do with this stuff:

  • Repairing
  • Protective corners
  • Grips
  • Holders
  • Etc.

Here are some examples from Sugru.com:

Cable holder

A cable holder

Pad a chair foot

Port dust cover

Make a dust cover for ports

For more ideas you can go to the Sugru website or Instructables. There’s even a great Instructable on the basics (including mixing the colors).

Sad to say there are some problems. It’s only available online right now, it only comes in four colors for the time being, half of the mixture all comes in one package so you need to use it up quickly, it’s still a bit expensive for such a small amount (only 30g for the small pack), and I have no idea if you can mix it with something to reduce the flexibility (thinking about my tatting shuttle project). That said, I’ll have to get myself some and try it out. 😉



1. MySugruHacks - December 2, 2010

If You would like to see what people are doing with Sugru go to http://www.MySugruHacks.com

2. A (Mostly) DIY Christmas « Too Many Talents - December 7, 2010

[…] my Dad’s one of those fix-it-himself kinds, he’s getting a package of Sugru (please see last week’s post). And my Mom keeps stumbling around on the stairs (even though they were remodeled a few years ago) […]

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