|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 228 days ago||532 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
228 days ago
I do inlays of powder and crushed stones. I’ve been using CA glue but it discolors the wood and there is really no way to be neat with the thin CA. Nothing protects a curved surface from it’s effects and you have to sand the shape out of things to remove the discoloration.
I spoke to Charles Neil about this and he suggested white glue. So I came here asking you guys what white glue is and if there is some special brand to get.
The consensus was plain old Elmers white glue.
I tried it in a hole in some walnut. Not a big hole, but at least 1/2” x 1/2” with some minor cracks.
I waited 24 hours. Started to sand, but the glue was still wet inside. The heat from the sanding made it rise like a blister.
So I waited another 48 hours. Already I’m thinking this takes way too long for me.
Still not dry. And sanding it produces some kind of mess that you end up having to cut off.
So relying on the strength of Charles and his advise, I must be an idiot to have messed this up so bad.
I’d really like to hear from anyone who has done this and if you could tell me where I’ve gone wrong.
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