LumberJocks

Question about Glue

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by cajunpen posted 187 days ago 611 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have recently figured out how to do the Celtic Knots in an ink pen. I have the concept down pat – but what I’m wondering about is the gluing process. For the ink pen I use CA glue and it all goes quickly (about 15 minutes for the whole cut and glue process). Now I am interested in moving up in the Celtic Knot world :-) – I want to try the Celtic Knot in Pepper Mills, Rolling Pins and Small Boxes.

I’ve see some beautiful Rolling Pins and Pepper Mills made here, using the Celtic Knot. I’m curious to know what glue is best for putting the knot together? I have one in process now and I’m using Titebond III, but the gluing time is going to take a couple of days due to the drying time needed. I wonder if CA glue is strong enough for gluing up a Pepper Mill or rolling pin. Any thoughts on this will be appreciated.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/



7 comments so far

View Donna Menke's profile

Donna Menke

568 posts in 2900 days


#1 posted 187 days ago

I’d like to know too.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

View Alongiron's profile

Alongiron

402 posts in 1327 days


#2 posted 187 days ago

I am by no mean an expert but i think I would find that epoxy and urethane glues work best, hide glue would be my third choice.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

View Dan'um Style's profile (online now)

Dan'um Style

12927 posts in 2617 days


#3 posted 187 days ago

Here is a good article.

http://www.woodcentral.com/russ/russ6.shtml

CA is plenty strong enough, but will fail if the wood gets wet and/or break at glue line if item is dropped. That said, many furniture pro’s use thick CA glue for dovetails and everything else especially if they are using clear finish.

I have been using CA glue for my frames and boxes and love it. Never failed me.
...
If CA glues scares you, the white Gorilla glue has a fast clamp and dry time. Usually about an hour.

I wouldn’t hesitate using CA glue for a pepper mill or rolling pin.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View sras's profile

sras

3820 posts in 1763 days


#4 posted 187 days ago

The Titebond is probably strong enough for additional cuts to set up the knot layers after an couple hours. I would wait overnight until turning though…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Tomoose's profile

Tomoose

320 posts in 2007 days


#5 posted 187 days ago

I have used CA glue for Celtic knots on Ice cream scoops and bottle openers with about a 50% failure rate – several attempts simply exploded during turning. Just completed one today using Titebond II and it held up just fine. Glueup time was a problem though, hours turn into days. I wll check back on this thread to see about other solutions. The Goriila glue sounds like a good possibility.

Tom

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

View cajunpen's profile

cajunpen

14379 posts in 2700 days


#6 posted 187 days ago

Thanks for the input. I think I will use the Titebond II for the larger Celtic Knots and maybe CA for small things like ink pens. The TB II isn’t that bad, I can get all 4 cuts made & glued one day and then turn the next day. Heck, I’m retired so what is my rush? :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

View tomd's profile

tomd

1750 posts in 2404 days


#7 posted 187 days ago

I have used TB II for Celtic Knots in pens and larger turnings and they turned out very well. However another glue I like is Titebond Translucent glue it sets much faster and leaves a crystal clear glue line.

-- Tom D

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase