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I immediately turned off the lathe to see an ever-so-small piece of the bark live edge rim was missing from my almost perfect bowl. Now, to many woodworkers this might seem like an obvious job for cyanoacrylate glue and truth be told it is just that, but please realize that not all us woodworkers have equal experience or exposure to the same excellent quality and great selection provided for you by such companies as Starbond.
I don’t know where, but from somewhere during my growing up years I had developed the misconceived notion that Superglue or CA glue was only for quick fixes that didn’t need to be counted on for high tensile strength or resistance to shock loads. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I'm sure we've all had this annoying issue at one time of our lives - the shoelace is in fine shape, the shoe is good, but the little plastic thing at the end is detached. Wrapping a tape around it doesn't really solve the problem so in this article, I will show you a neat little way to fix this issue using superglue.
I'm showing you a really cool feature of Starbond Super Thin Fast. It is so thin and so perfect that it permeates even into the smallest and thinnest crevices in your core pieces.
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.
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...
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:
Originally, CA glues were meant to be used in small amounts. Cyanoacrylate glues actually and perceivably perform better when less are applied. When less glue is used, the adhesive dries faster, allowing it to reach its full bonding strength sooner. Before blaming the adhesive, there are 3 instances when CA glues seem to have poor performance:
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...
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...