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Forum topic by Chelios posted 01-02-2011 09:46 PM 738 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2011 09:46 PM

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I have been thinking a lot lately about a certain marking gauge I saw on LJs although I can’t remember who posted it. It had some brass and it looked real nice.

So the question is other than screws, do you glue or epoxy brass or other materials to wood in addition to using screws?

What works well?

thanks


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#1 posted 01-02-2011 10:36 PM

I use a combination of screws & CA.

Pop

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 04:35 AM

Never used CA glue before. Is that just regular crazy glue?
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#3 posted 01-03-2011 04:51 AM

Yes, CA is Super Glue.
But you should buy it in the 3 or 4 ounce containers instead of the little bitty tubes.
It is much cheaper. You can get the bigger sizes at Woodcraft, Rockler, etc.
They run about $9 or $10, but would cost you 30-40 for the same amount in the little tubes.
I would recommend getting the “GEL” or medium viscosity, instead of the regular “thin”, which doesn’t always work well with wood.

The “accelerator” is nice, but not a necessity. it just makes it set instantly when you spray it on.
It normally sets in 15 seconds or so, so the accelerator is really just a luxury.

Turners use this all the time.
Hope this helps.

Kelly

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 07:21 PM

CA is the real stuff. Super Glue don’t seem to work as well. I buy the little tubes of thin & thick. The stuff will go bad (harden) in the tube with little use. I use the bigger tube of medium. After using it for the past 10 or 15 years medium seems to work best with wood. I use the accelerator like crazy. When I pick up CA I’m after a instant glue. The thing I use it for the most is holding something together while I get a screw in or shoot a nail.

I have NEVER used the thin without taking a bath in the stuff. It’s thinner than water & a little goes a long way.

Pop

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