Tools of the Trade


I’ve had my hot glue gun for 24 years, since 1989. This beauty is the only one I’ve ever owned – how’s that for longevity and utility?!

She’s an Emhart Thermogrip Cordless Glue Gun, model #TG-C. As far as I can see online, you can’t get this particular model anymore. In the throw away society we seem to live in, it’s pretty amazing that an electrical device such as this is still functioning after all these years! I’ll tell you what, she heats up HOT! In fact, I was gluing something right after I shot this picture, and I burned the pad of my index finger!

Have you noticed how I refer to my hot glue gun as a “she”? I’ve always done that, although I don’t have a proper name for her. I think something old fashioned would be perfect.

What name do you think I should call her?

Do you have a crafting tool you’ve had for a long time?

  1. Amy Byrne-Henderson

    April 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I like Maude! Maude sounds like she’d be a really sturdy broad…just like my glue gun 🙂

  2. Gwen

    April 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I think you should name her Maude. That seems like a strong, no-nonsense, get things done sort of name, but also a name that belongs to someone who is secretly hot. 🙂

    I have a $99 Brother sewing machine that I’ve had since college, so 20 years or so, and it just keeps going and going. I love that little machine!

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