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Forum topic by Maveric777 posted 03-16-2010 02:40 PM 1045 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2010 02:40 PM

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Hey everyone, I am stuck and needing some advice. I have some decorative trim pieces I am wanting to glue to a keepsake box and not sure what glue to use.

With the odd shape of this I am going to have difficulty trying to clamp it. So I am going to have to hold the piece in place while it sets up. I am gluing a piece of curly maple to cherry and looking for something that sets fast and wont stain the wood.

Thanks for any suggestions…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 02:45 PM

It sounds like a perfect application for CA glue (think Super Glue). The kind you can buy at any hardware store is very thin, bonds almost instantly, and works well if you are joining two very smooth surfaces. Woodworking stores carry it in different thicknesses for different situations. The thicker types will bridge slight gaps, but take slightly longer to bond. Even so, you can still hold the piece in place long enough for them to set.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 03:01 PM

I would agree with CharlieM, they have gel types that wont run or anything and will hold very well…

-- Chris From Maryland, If it aint broke, You havent tried fixin it yet...

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 06:46 PM

Very good… Thanks for the info. i was leaning toward some sort of super glue but was slightly worried about it messing up the wood. Think I am going to get some and perform a few test runs before taking the plunge…lol

Thanks again….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 07:58 PM

Dan, CA glue will work well for the trim pieces that you are describing. Using it along with an accelerator will get the pieces set in just a few seconds. If you need a stronger bond then you might want to consider using Titebond HiPurformer Hot Melt Polyurethane glue. It is pricey but you can get glues with working times from 30 seconds to over 5 minutes and the bond is extremely strong.

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 08:47 PM

Oy, please forgive me for this suggestion.

Have you considered a hot glue gun, ala Martha Stewart?

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#6 posted 03-17-2010 12:00 AM

That wood have been my suggestion.. get Martha Stewart over…

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#7 posted 03-17-2010 02:03 PM

Well the pieces I am wanting to adhere are corner caps. The only way I could think of doing it is in a two piece set up (really wanted them one piece, but my mind could not wrap around the idea) So I am going to need something strong to hold the small mitered corners together tightly and adhere it ot the box its self.

Wish I had a pic to show what I mean… I am horrible trying to describe this kind of stuff…lol

This is for a keep sake box so I would worry about the longevity of the hot glue gun hold. I am thinking I will check out the Tightbond hot melt poly glue Scott mentioned as well. I don’t mind paying a little more if it does exactly what i want it to…lol

Thanks again for all the help yall…. I love this site… Yall rock!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 03-17-2010 08:28 PM

Could you use regular wood glue-clamping with tape or rubberbands?

Just occoured to me after reading your last post and then re-reading the first-lol

-- Chris From Maryland, If it aint broke, You havent tried fixin it yet...

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