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#1 posted 01-14-2019 10:21 AM

Most wood working shops carry either Bob Smith, Z-Poxy (ZAP), or T-88 (System Three) for use as structural epoxy adhesive. 15 or 30 minute cure times will provide best strength and less frustration to hurry. Typically sold in 8 oz, or 16oz kits. Bob Smith and ZPoxy brands are ubiquitous. Can find them at hobby stores, craft stores, sporting goods shops (fishing rod and gun stock repair), even some of larger BORG stores.
Get some measuring/mixing cups and sticks while you are shopping, if you don’t have these already for finishing.

If you need to use regular BORG, or Ace hardware variety Loctite/Permatex epoxy; use one with long 15-30 minute cure time. 5 minute cure will bond well, stronger than wood; you just have to work fast. Remember you have to spend 1 minute mixing it thoroughly!

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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