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richardchaos

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10-20-2017 09:14 AM

I have a little project where it would be very difficult and cost prohibitive to use and kind of fasteners such as nails/screws…

I have experimented with some hot glue from a hobby lobby hot glue gun. It falls apart.

Is there any kind of Hot glue or instant set glue that will hold?

I read somewhere a whiles back about a hot glue setup by the same people that make Tightbond but everyone hated it as once you opened the GLUE you had to use it all then or it would set up and you had to get rid of it

Any GLUES …

OPPS No pun intended….I mean ANY CLUES!

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#1 posted 10-20-2017 11:28 AM

What glue gun? The one with glue sticks? If so it is not not for woodworking with exceptiom of temporary solution to keep things together while you apply something more permanent.
I cannot imagine a small project where fasteners would be too costly. A few thousand box of brads for a nailgun cost a few dollars.
If you insist on glue probably cyanoacrylate would work better than glue sticks.

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#2 posted 10-20-2017 12:13 PM

Hot hide glue

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#3 posted 10-20-2017 12:55 PM

It totally depends on what the project is, but I have a lot of success using a mixture of CA glue (Cyanoacrylate/super glue) and wood glue. CA alone is strong, but brittle and I’ve had issues. However I use it as a clamp for regular PVA or liquid hide glue which is much stronger.

Spread the wood glue, add a few drops of CA, press the piece down and hold it in place for a minute. The CA locks in place and now the wood glue can set up as if it were in clamps. Quick and easy.

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richardchaos

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#4 posted 10-20-2017 05:04 PM

This is the project. A Clients wants a few of these. I hand make the heart and the crate. The crate is about 5 by 5 by 5 inches.

These samples I did with crafters hot glue gun but they are not strong enough. I need to stick them together one plank at a time move on!

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#5 posted 10-20-2017 05:21 PM

You may be thinking of PUR glue systems. They use
a polyurethane hot melt glue.

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#6 posted 10-20-2017 08:31 PM

Medium CA and zip kicker. Done.

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#7 posted 10-20-2017 09:16 PM

Hot hide glue will make child’s play of that. You don’t need clamps either.
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#8 posted 10-20-2017 09:19 PM

Plain old Titebond II using a pin nailer to hold the pieces while the glue cures.

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#9 posted 10-20-2017 09:46 PM

I keep fish glue around because it grabs quickly
and is easy to apply to small specific areas.
I haven’t tested its strength in any particular
way but it generally works for small wood parts
that I otherwise might use super glue on.
It doesn’t go bad nearly as fast as opened
super glue though.

I think hot hide glue would work better but
it’s more hassle to get set up for it.

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#10 posted 10-20-2017 09:53 PM

I would use staples and wood glue.

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#11 posted 10-20-2017 10:44 PM



I keep fish glue around because it grabs quickly
and is easy to apply to small specific areas.
I haven t tested its strength in any particular
way but it generally works for small wood parts
that I otherwise might use super glue on.
It doesn t go bad nearly as fast as opened
super glue though.

I think hot hide glue would work better but
it s more hassle to get set up for it.

- Loren


Fish glue tacks slightly faster than hot hide glue but is not water resistant at all.
Hot hide glue is much more water resistant.

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#12 posted 10-20-2017 11:03 PM


I would use staples and wood glue.

- Rick_M

+1 fast and easy
At that price point, no one will even object to the crown of the staple showing

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richardchaos

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#13 posted 10-21-2017 09:42 AM

Yes that was the one PUR… While the reviewers love how it works all say you cant really get more that two events out of a single tube. It wont remelt after at all after the second time. And its expensive!


You may be thinking of PUR glue systems. They use
a polyurethane hot melt glue.

- Loren

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#14 posted 10-21-2017 12:43 PM

Nice work. Pin nailer plus whatever glue you choose, Id use TBlll. But then then Id dye the heart red also.

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