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21
Sep

What's Included in Each 2 oz. Starbond CA Glue 'Pro Pack'

The Starbond 2 oz. cyanoacrylate or CA glue comes in a clear plastic package that's so that you can see the viscosity of the glue that's inside. The package also includes a couple of applicator nozzles, a package of micro-applicator nozzles/microtips (for precision applications), and a red anti-clogged cap. You'll also find step-by-step instructions right under the lid. The very first thing you want to do, even if you're an experienced CA glue user, is have a quick look at...

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September 21, 2022
20
Sep

Starbond Microtips are your Precision Partner

We understand how important it is for you to work on your, sometimes very delicate, projects without making a mess! That's why when you order from us, each pack comes with enough microtips for beginners and professionals alike.  At 1.65 inches or 4.3 cm in length, with an outside diameter and gauge of 3.4φ 44mm, our microtips are specially crafted for hard-to-reach areas, hairline fractures and narrow slots. The cone-shaped, micro extension applicators screw snugly onto Starbond applicator nozzles. To...

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September 20, 2022
14
Sep

How to Effectively Remove Unwanted CA Glue?

Removing unwanted CA (cyanoacrylate) glue from a variety of surfaces like wood and furniture is always a challenge and the rule of thumb with CA glues is always use less. You can always add more, but it's very difficult to remove if you put too much on. Now on wood, surfaces after the CA glue dries in most cases, it's much harder than the wood around it. So you can't use your fingers and try to sand that because what...

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September 14, 2022
27
Jan

Using Starbond CA Glue To Fill Insect Holes in Serving Boards and Turning Projects

As a woodworker who lives in small-town USA, I rarely get to pick and choose the wood I get to build with and am usually stuck with what I have on hand, or what the local sawmills have an excess of. I have a few small sawmills near me, but the closest “wood store” is over 50 miles away, and their prices are often a bit out of my reach for the high-quality exotic species. Due to...

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January 27, 2021
18
Jan

The Perfect CA Finish on a Maple Bolt Action pen

There is no exact recipe for applying a CA finish. Talk to 20 different turners and you’ll get 20 different answers on how to lay down the perfect CA finish for your pens. The following is how I use CA glue as a finish for my pens. Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue usually comes in a few different forms. I typically use thin CA as a basecoat, especially for wood pens. Thin CA allows the glue to soak into the grain of...

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January 18, 2019
30
Jun

CA Glue and Coffee Ground Filler

Like many woodworkers, my interest in woodworking started in my teen years due to a passionate woodshop teach who inspired me to learn how to use tools and make things with my own two hands. Unfortunately what they don’t teach you in woodshop is perfection is allusive and rarely if ever achieved. I struggled for many years trying to make things perfect from the start of any project until I read some words of wisdom somewhere online, “A good craftsman...

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June 30, 2018
29
Jun

Woodturning Pocket Mirror With A CA Finish

Today, I'm working on a piece of pocket mirror. I wanted to show you real quick how I do them. We're gonna put a CA finish on the back of it. I have here a piece of walnut which is about two inches thick. Depending on the size, you may pick based on the mirror size or adjust a little bit. I can get two or three out of it. Then we can epoxy it...

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June 29, 2018
29
Jun

How to Inlay Mother of Pearl With CA Glue

In this article, I'm going to show you a couple ways to do some creative stuff with CA glues and also few tips for making your CA last longer. Let's get started.

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June 29, 2018
21
Jun

CA Glue Application for Pen Turning Beginners

In this article, I'll show a way to glue pen tubes into your bikes. I have here a pair of figured white oak blanks and this includes using two types of Starbond Superglues - the EM-02 Super Fast Thin and the EM-150 Medium. So here's what you do:

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June 21, 2018
21
Jun

Stabilizing Wood with CA Before Resin Crown Casting

There is another use that I do quite often with Starbond Superglue. I have here a pre-turned all wood bowl. It's almost finished and it needs one more thing. I'm gonna take this what I call a natural landscape - an effect that is created when the wood bowl is broken apart.

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June 21, 2018