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    CA glue

    New to this hobby, What is the best ca glue to use for pen making ?


     
     
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    Here we go !!
    Firstly is it for glueing in tubes...if yes then I prefer Gorilla Pu glue, it works great, I have never had a failure but I leave overnight to cure. Others use 5 or 10 minute epoxies if your in a rush.....CA tends to go off way to quick with wood, yeah OK with acrylics but be quick....I tend to use Zap thin from Axi some use Poundland.
    If your using it as a finish, then try Melamine lacquer instead, CA is not designed as a finish and apart from it being difficult to apply it detracts from the actual wood your finishing leaving it plasticy. I do do a CA finish on Polymer clay blanks and then I use Bob Smith industries Gold odour less.....that is the other problem with CAs, it smells and can be dangerous if not ventilated.
    I hope this helps!!
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    Can only agree with Mark.
    Gorilla 5 minute epoxy for acrylics.
    Gorilla polyurethane for the wood blanks.
    Havn’t tried the gorilla clear yet.
    There are a lot of people who like the CA finish, looking at the International Penturners Associations forum
    they seem to use it all the time. Personally I agree with Mark. To fast to cure, horrible smell.

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    Morning here Mel,to glue or not to glue that is the question.

    Welcome to the forum from over here.Already you are prepared to sift out the needs and finishes pronouncing where you live.

    The best CA Glue choice will come with your needs and aspirations. I suggest U Tube and dwell there for a while,visit a woodturning group near you. Beware the dangers of CA. Also it is one of my expensive items because it dries up when you most need it.

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    I use CA thick for gluing in my tubes.

     
     
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    What Mark said.
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    If I don’t have my sixpennyworth here, it’s effectively to give tacit approval or perpetuation of what is a hoary old myth.

    Firstly, CA glue is not dangerous, if it was it would have the skull and cross bones sign of a toxic substance, be a controlled entity, and not available to any man and his dog or five year old in The likes of Poundland.

    Yes, it stinks. Not disputed.

    It’s not designed as a finish. fact, it wasn’t designed as an adhesive either, it was initially conceived as either a medical aid to patch wounds during the Vietnam war, or as a method of modelling spare components in space for the space station. It was used for both and although the space station came later than the war, the development was much earlier.

    Teflon was not designed as a frying pan cover, it again was a success as a spin off from the space race. Does that mean that just because it wasn’t designed for frying pans it shouldn’t be used on them?

    Bit the same for the myth that laburnum is poisonous!!
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    agree with Mark absolutely

     
     
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    Hi and welcome,

    Again what mark has stated. However if I find myself having to use a CA finish, then I use Titebond thin and medium. It is expensive but I have found it to be OK. I also use the medium to repair blanks that are trying to give me a hard time. I ever use accelerators. To glue the tubes into the blank I use a two part resin glue such as Araldite, however please make sure that you give the adhesive plenty of time to cure.

    Hope this is of some use.

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    Last edited by Frederick; 27-10-19 at 23:07. Reason: Can't spell

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by flexi View Post
    Here we go !!
    Firstly is it for glueing in tubes...if yes then I prefer Gorilla Pu glue, it works great, I have never had a failure but I leave overnight to cure. Others use 5 or 10 minute epoxies if your in a rush.....CA tends to go off way to quick with wood, yeah OK with acrylics but be quick....I tend to use Zap thin from Axi some use Poundland.
    If your using it as a finish, then try Melamine lacquer instead, CA is not designed as a finish and apart from it being difficult to apply it detracts from the actual wood your finishing leaving it plasticy. I do do a CA finish on Polymer clay blanks and then I use Bob Smith industries Gold odour less.....that is the other problem with CAs, it smells and can be dangerous if not ventilated.
    I hope this helps!!
    Well done Mark, absolutely bang on.

    Cheers
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