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Forum topic by thedude50 posted 08-15-2012 05:13 AM 1096 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thedude50

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08-15-2012 05:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ca glue finishing crazy glue totes nobs

I am making some nob and totes for some of my Bedrock Planes . I finally have them perfect in style and shape they are just what I want. I also love the finish my friend got on has set of chisel totes. They were finished with CA glue. He uses the thin glue and the blue automotive Scott paper towels. I asked him if I could do the finish on a non turned project. Alas he did not think it could be done. The more I think about it the more I want to know. Have any of you successfully applied a CA glue finish to a non lathe project. If it can be done it will be lovely. Any Ideas on how to do this and how to make it turn out best.

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chopnhack

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#1 posted 08-15-2012 11:40 AM

I would imagine that if the knob is round you could put a screw in it, chuck it up and apply the finish while spinnng…. The tote though, hmmm?

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-15-2012 05:00 PM

Yes, I have applied Thin CA to the End Grains of Box parts PRIOR to Rounding Off on Router Table…

Worked & Finished Beautifully!

Here is a good example

I held the pieces semi Vertically and gently squeezed the CA over the End Grains… just enough to cover ONCE… NOT a major soaking… I didn’t use any towels, etc. at all… Controlled by the tilt angle & squeeze qty.

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thedude50

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 03:21 AM

Okay I have found that this is possible and that you can do this on small projects like totes. The idea is to wipe it as fast as you can and then to apply the activator to make it go well. I know this will work now I am going to make a few from domestic hardwoods before I try something else. I don’t want to wast cocobolo or rose wood it just costs too much.

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#4 posted 08-16-2012 05:40 AM

I’m an idiot on the use of CA glue as a finish….could you educate me as to it’s benefits, appearance, etc..?

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thedude50

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 05:55 AM

joe it is clear and does not yellow it is a plastic when dry and it wears like a plastic It is a comon finish for turned things like pens. It is not cheep. around 12 dollars for 2 ounces . However like plastic it is durable to wear and it is shiny as a new car. The benefit is it is tough. There are dozens of videos on how to use it on pens on you tube. And Apparently it has been used on Guitar necks as well that were not on a lathe

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#6 posted 08-16-2012 06:04 AM

Sounds interesting…I’ll have to do some experimenting…thanks!

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thedude50

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#7 posted 08-16-2012 06:07 AM

joe watch the videos on the right towels to use and let the guys that have made all the mistakes already teach you. just do a search for ca glue as a pen finish and there ar a dozen videos to watch on how to apply it if you find one on non turned aplication help me out and post it on here

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 08-16-2012 07:43 PM

Incidentally, here is a Wonderful Place to get CA Glue.

They cannot be beat!

Bar none…

I’ve used the for years!

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thedude50

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#9 posted 08-16-2012 11:14 PM

Thanks Joe but I buy from my local guy. I may pay a little more but no freight charge, which has gone up so much this year. It is killing the internet company’s.

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 08-17-2012 12:17 AM

Mannie is a fellow woodworker…

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