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Forum topic by lumberjacques posted 04-22-2009 12:41 AM 939 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2009 12:41 AM

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sometimes when i read “how to’s” on various sites, and the author is using ca glue, he then says”give it a shot of stabilizer” to quickly (almost instantly, i think) cure the glue so that the project can continue. exactly what IS stabilizer?


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#1 posted 04-22-2009 12:45 AM

woodcraft sells it. i’m sure others do as well.. and yes it’s very quick

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 12:46 AM

oops, i meant “accelerator”, not “stabilizer”...

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#3 posted 04-22-2009 01:48 AM

You want to put CA on one peice, spray the other piece, then bring them together. And yes , it makes it harden in about ten seconds. (speaking of which I was doing just this today.)

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#4 posted 04-22-2009 03:00 AM

Accelerator is designed to make super glue (cyanoacrylates) polymerize instantly and they do. Like stated, 10 seconds is usually the time frame. Try to buy it in pump spray bottles vs aerosols. With aerosols you get CFC’s not to mention overspray and waste of product. Pump bottles are easier to direct the exact amount of product on the work piece.

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#5 posted 04-24-2009 04:21 PM

ok. i purchased some ac glue and accelerator. now, i have a new problem (probably as a result of my ignorance on the correct use). i want to make some pen blanks with a cross grain lamination before turning the blank. what i tried to do is this: i take a maple blank, cross grain cut it, and glue a lamination (made up of a piece of african padouk sandwiched between two pieces of aluminum from a beer can—so that i can justify the beer drinking with my wife…:-) ) between the two halves of the blank. i put accelerator, let cure a few minutes and turn. then “kaplow!!!” the blank flies apart! sometimes at the beginning, and twice while i was polishing on the lathe. what am i doing wrong?
p.s. actually, it is not a “one slice” lamination, but a celtic knot with lamination on the four surfaces of the blank. the two which i managed to completely turn and get finish on them were beautiful before the “big bang”while polishing…

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