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09-24-2008 01:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: glue question

Ok, Lumberjocks. I need some help!

We’re having my daughter’s sixth birthday party, “Grace’s Build Your Own House For A Stuffed Animal or Webkin So Long As It’s Not a Big Stuffed Animal” Party. I’m cutting my scrap wood into house parts. For many reasons, nails are out so I’m looking for recommendations for glue that sets up quickly, won’t instantly glue their fingers together, and is clear.

Awhile back, Grace received a woodworking kit as a gift and the glue that came with the set was THE BOMB! It was clear and not as runny as Titebond or Elmer’s Woodglue.

Any suggestions? Thanks!!

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles,

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#1 posted 09-24-2008 02:02 AM

I don’t know about the glue, but you’re going to need some pretty big invitations to get all that on one card!

Maybe the glue was DAP OneStick from the Borg.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-24-2008 02:22 AM

You could use hot glue but it sets quickly but a bit milky. Although you would not let the little ones use the glue gun.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 09-24-2008 03:00 AM

Thanks, Grumpy and Lew! I’ll look up the DAP onestick from Borg. And I was initally thinking hot glue but then I realized I’d have to hot glue each piece for all 8 kids. UGH. But you’re right Grumpy, that’s a very good glue for what we’re about to attempt.

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles,

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#4 posted 09-24-2008 04:18 AM

If you use glue and just wipe the stuff up. You can let the kids paint the project. Lots of newspapers, picnic table, cheap brushes and camera. Be sure to tell parents NOT to put good clothes on them. I have done this with grandchildren. You WILL need a grownup helper. I did use a brad gun. I let them “help’ one at a time. We did bird feeders. It was fun.

-- Berta in NC

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#5 posted 09-24-2008 04:32 AM

I have used the DAP onestick and agree with Lew and Grumpy. It’s easy to work with. I still have some left over for upcoming projects similar to what you are doing.

-- It's all good...

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#6 posted 09-24-2008 04:43 AM

Thanks, everyone! And Steelmum, I like your idea too! Those are some lucky grandkids! I think I’ll test out the DAP onestick.

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles,

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#7 posted 09-24-2008 01:25 PM

I would suggest titebond III and use masking tape to hold it together. If its a little runny thats OK the kids will love it.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#8 posted 09-24-2008 01:39 PM

I helped my daughters kindergarten class make birdhouses a while back. Those kits had pre-drilled holes for the nails which made life easier. the only person I saw walk out of there with sore fingers was me! I got wacked with the hammer more than once. I think my daughter even got me twice!

good luck with that project!

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#9 posted 09-24-2008 02:20 PM

Try Titebond molding glue. It’s thicker and has more tack than regular titebond. I don’t think I’ve seen it at Home Depot but you should be able to get it a Lowes, they have a better glue selection.
You might also try Craft or fabric glue, from Hobby Lobby or Wal-Mart, it is much thicker with more tack than regular white or yellow glue, and it really doesn’t run at all. I bet it was some form of craft glue that was in your Daughter’s Kit.

Hope this helps

PS you should consider nails in the crucial spots, kids LOVE to beat on things and you could overly supervise this process. Just worn their parents so they know what’s going on. : )

Have fun, should be a blast for the kids and a hair pulling experience for you :-p

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#10 posted 09-24-2008 04:09 PM

I see a lot of suggestions about glues. So I propose thinking in another way: could you tie the parts together using holes and some rope? Clean and safe, may be a little ¿jamy? (does this word exist).

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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