Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Walker, Louisiana
As the situation is described, I would use a paddle bit the size of the mortise to clean out the hot glue. The point should register with the hole drilled in the bottom to remove the dime if it was drilled in the center.
On the hot melt issue, I can say that I also routinely use 3m hot melt on countertops. On corian you can use it to glue clamping blocks to the top, I hold templates together with it, Glue up corner blocks for crown molding, and a host of other things. The 3m adhesive is not the same stuff as the hobby hot glue, you know this the first time you get it on you and cry like a baby from the pain (think napalm). Denatured alcohol causes it to release. I am not sure why, is does not re-emulsify the adhesive. I have always assumed it had something more to do with thermal shock. So there you go, possibly not the same situation, but a solvent does remove hot glue in my shop.