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02-10-2016 11:43 PM

Am building a Rocking Horse for my Grandaughter, it has some simple wood adornments that make up the saddle and the bridle. Would liquid nails be suitable for attaching them? Or could you suggest an alternative. Thanks.

-- Brad


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#1 posted 02-10-2016 11:46 PM

Need more info and or pics, for me to give an opinion/suggestion.

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#2 posted 02-10-2016 11:50 PM

I am not sure how your design looks but if you are going to glue wood surface to surface it won’t work in the long term. You wold not want your granddaughter to fall together with the broken off saddle.
Liquid nails like any other glue works reliably in a some kind of a joint, like tenon and mortise for example. In other words liquid nails is a auxiliary not the primary holding force.

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#3 posted 02-11-2016 12:20 AM

This is the horse the parts I wish to attach are just for looks and are from 1/8 ” to 3/4” thick the child sits on the body of the rocker and straddles the saddle which is only attached to the sides, the other trim pcs. are up on the head of the rocker and on the rockers. Thanks!!


Need more info and or pics, for me to give an opinion/suggestion.

- conifur


-- Brad

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#4 posted 02-11-2016 12:22 AM

I was using liquid nails as an example as it was all I could think of.

-- Brad

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#5 posted 02-11-2016 12:41 AM

I would use Tite Bond II wood glue in that application.

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#6 posted 02-11-2016 12:57 AM

Ran into a great Loctite product a few months ago (goes on white, dries clear). Unfortunately I only see it in the normal caulk tubes…your application would probably require about 5%. Go with wood glue and back up with 18ga brads I guess.

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#7 posted 02-11-2016 01:06 AM

I agreed with Bondo. You know adding an upholstery pin might give it a little bling!

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#8 posted 02-11-2016 01:07 AM

Wood glue would be more than enough. Unless it already has a finish on it.

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#9 posted 02-11-2016 01:08 AM

I would use Titebond II like Bondo recommended IF neither glue surface had finish on it.

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#10 posted 02-11-2016 01:16 AM

The main body of the pc. has a poly satin finish on it but the attachments are not finished on their back sides. I plan on using a couple of blind dowels on the saddle part with the glue.


I would use Titebond II like Bondo recommended IF neither glue surface had finish on it.

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-- Brad

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#11 posted 02-11-2016 01:26 AM

Wood glue (Titebond) will NOT adhere well at all to surfaces with any finish on them. Maybe sand the finish off the area you need to glue? It also will not fill a gap.

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