Water Globe & Snow Globe
Globe & Snow Globe Assembly Guide
All Water Globes & Snow Globes Include A Rubber
ATTACHING FIGURINE TO GASKET:
Glue any suitable Waterproof object (Fig. 1) to top
of rubber gasket with adhesive that is both flexible and water resistant.
Customers have suggested that a product called Zap-A-Gap
works best. (Check local stores for availability.)
If you want to add SNOW
or other Drifting Bits
to your project first wash them in plain water, using a fine
mesh strainer to remove any dust or chards. Next, wrap material in a
piece of cloth & soak overnight in water to make the bits settle
INSERTING GASKET & SNOW INTO GLOBE:
We suggest you assemble your Water Globe DRY, adding water at END
of assembly. ADD
or other Drifting Bits
to DRY globe at this time.
Next place the glass globe in your lap. Put the rubber gasket at the top
of the neck opening. Place both of your thumbs together
and, starting at 12 o'clock, gently push down on the gasket
working your way in a clockwise direction. Once the gasket is
initially seated, start the cycle again, this time pushing the gasket
inward until the edge of the raised part of the gasket (Fig. 2) is well
seated in the globe's neck groove. Go slowly and do not exert a lot
of pressure. The key is not to push too hard.
When properly seated in globe the gasket should be flush or nearly flush
with the bottom edge of the globe (Fig. 3).
You may find the gasket easier to insert if you put it in your freezer a
short time until it is good and cold but NOT frozen. The cold will
shrink the gasket very slightly, making installation easier. The gasket
will expand to normal size as soon as it reaches room temperature.
Placing a little water along the gasket's raised part may help make
inserting the gasket easier. Remember, the gasket is designed to fit
very snuggly to prevent water leakage.
Next, add DISTILLED water by pulling a small edge of the gasket away
from the neck of the globe. To eliminate any air pockets,
fill globe with water to overflowing. A few
drops of rubbing alcohol added to the water will help to keep bacteria from forming.
You may also add a little glycerin to the water to help the bits drift
more slowly through the water. (About 1 teaspoon for a 4" globe.) Once the globe is filled reseat the edge of
the gasket into the groove in the neck of the globe.
Note: Don't be discouraged if some Drifting Bits won't settle to
the bottom. It may take several days.
Please Note: Air
bubbles will often occur no matter how much the globe is filled. Even
some large manufacturers don't guarantee their finished globes to be
bubble free. To minimize this problem we suggest that after filling your
globe, you let it stand for awhile. If bubbles occur you can then pry an
edge of the gasket back and refill with additional water.
Let any excess water dry completely from around the edge of the
globe and gasket. Only then seal the edge where the globe and gasket are
joined with Silicone
Adhesive or E-6000
Adhesive. Once adhesive is thoroughly dry secure the globe to its base
using the same adhesive.
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