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02-24-2010 05:34 PM

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A jig I’m making will require a strip of cloth-backed sandpaper (about 3/4” x 24”) to be glued to Hard Maple to help pieces of wood from slipping as it’s run through the saw. I’d like the bond to be as permanent as possible. Any suggestions as to the type of glue to use?

Thanks!

-- Dave O.


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lew

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 05:38 PM

contact cement or spray on automotive upholstery cement

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 05:50 PM

I use Elmer’s white glue.

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 09:42 PM

epoxy, epoxy, epoxy

russv

p.s. did i mention epoxy?

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#4 posted 02-24-2010 10:20 PM

Neoprene Glue – it will hold real tight, and move easily with seasonal wood movement.

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#5 posted 02-24-2010 10:33 PM

I use 3M77 to glue wet/dry paper to glass plates for sharpening purposes. This adhesive also works well to glue paper on my 12” sanding disks as well. As I understand, 3M90 provides a much more permanent bond and might not be good for applications where you wish to replace the snadpaper from time to time.

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#6 posted 02-24-2010 10:52 PM

I use LePage Contact Cement. I couldn’t get it off if I tried… and I did try. The paper ripped well before the glue let go.

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#7 posted 02-24-2010 11:13 PM

Check this out:
http://www.thistothat.com/

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#8 posted 02-24-2010 11:30 PM

hey halltree,
cool site

russv

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#9 posted 02-24-2010 11:37 PM

WOW! Eight responses – and if I counted right – eight solutions! That’s encouraging, since it sounds like many things will work. I’ve used some of the 3M products and found them excellent – but since I can’t use all the proposed solutions, I’ve decided my first ‘go’ will be gel-type contact cement. It will be a day or so before I try it, but when I do I’ll post how well the application went. A report on the permanent aspects will have to wait a while. After the finish dries and the strip is applied, I’ll also be posting a blog about the jig.

Many thanks!

PS: HallTree – that is indeed a nifty website.

-- Dave O.

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#10 posted 02-24-2010 11:53 PM

I buy self adhesive rolls at HD. It is sold for stair treads and bathtubs, but it is actually an 80 grit adhesive-backed sandpaper that is around 1” x 36”. I use it on many jigs and have had a strip on my Jessum sliding table fence for a couple of years. It sticks real good.

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#11 posted 02-25-2010 12:59 AM

Heck of a good idea, closetguy. I think I would prefer it a little finer, but it sure would be more simple. Thanks!

-- Dave O.

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#12 posted 02-25-2010 02:16 AM

howdy Dave, Ive got rolls of adhesive back sandpaper in 4 ” x 10 yards in 80, 100, 120 150, 220, 320 Ive used it on sanding blocks, never tried it for your use, might work.

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#13 posted 02-25-2010 09:18 AM

Here is an option that I saw in a good hardware store yesterday – similar to closetguy’s option.

I saw rolls of self-adhesive non-slip tape made for use in the shower or bathtub. It is not sandpaper, but rather a plastic “grit” without the sharp edges of a sandpaper – probably equivalent to a 180 grit. It’s gentle enough for your butt and couldn’t even sand balsa wood, but has good grip when a little pressure is applied.

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#14 posted 02-25-2010 02:00 PM

Not to change the topic, I have been using the stair tread adhesive backed stuff, works OK on my crosscut sled fence, but it is kinda coarse.
Where would I look if I wanted to buy a 10 yard roll of adhesive backed sandpaper in a finer grit?

-- Dave - Milwaukee

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#15 posted 02-25-2010 02:19 PM

Dave
Ive sold it for years, its for any half or quater sheet sander that uses psa instead of using those little clamps. lol working in the cabinet supply business for so long I really dont look elsewhere verry often but I would think most places that sell PorterCable should have it

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