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Forum topic by Crafterboy posted 11-10-2009 01:57 AM 765 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Crafterboy

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11-10-2009 01:57 AM

Hi guys,

I am thinking of a craft project that involves gluing small wooden pieces to a large wooden board. I am thinking of using a plywood or laminated pine board as the base, then gluing the smaller pieces to the board (I am limited knowledge about wood so please bear with me if this sounds bad). What board would be better for the glue to stick, and also what board would be stronger for hanging on the wall?

Also, what glue would work best?

Thanks!


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#1 posted 11-10-2009 02:46 AM

i just made a piece for my wall which consisted of 1300 small piece and i glued mine to half inch osb probably overkill but i always overkill—lol you can look at mine just click on my only project so far

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 02:50 AM

It might help if you told us more about the project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 02:50 AM

It might help if you told us more about the project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Crafterboy

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 04:10 PM

Thanks Greg – btw what kind of glue did you use? White or yellow? I’m thinking of yellow because thats what Im told will be easier for a beginner lol

a1Jim – its just a craft project, something to hang on my wall after kind of like an art deco piece. Im thinking of gluing small, flat random shaped wood pieces to a board to give it some sort of raised terrain look. Not sure if that answers your question…I dont really know how to describe it but any help will be of great help

Thanks!

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#5 posted 11-10-2009 04:26 PM

id go with titebond lll ,
seems to hold just about anything ,
and the set time is quicker .
don’t put it all the way to the edge
of the piece ,
and slightly push down and wiggle to release
the air under part ,
and it will suction clamp itself .
too much , and you will have glue seeping everywhere .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 11-10-2009 06:17 PM

Maybe you could just use a hot glue gun.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-10-2009 07:35 PM

hot glue roks! It’s better than duct tape!

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#8 posted 11-10-2009 09:44 PM

For furniture projects, I use Titebond III … if I’m going park my derriere on it, it better be strong.

For craft projects that aren’t going to be outside and aren’t going to be under significant stress, I have had good luck with Elmer’s Nano glue. It is a polyurethane glue (similar to Gorilla) that I bought on sale at a big box. Be aware that there can be quite a bit of ‘foam out’ when it dries.

Regardless of what you use, minimize the amount of time you leave the container open and read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 11-11-2009 01:36 AM

Thanks guys! I think I will be using Titebond since it seems easy for a beginner to get used to. I was close to using a hot glue gun, but I will probably make mistakes with placing the small pieces so Im down to using Titebond III. Thanks everyone for the advice!

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