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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 03-04-2019 06:30 PM 214 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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03-04-2019 06:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ca segments glue rings

I am wondering if it would be wise or practical to use CA glue between segments and to stack the rings. I have a design that would be difficult to clean squeeze out of Titebond in open spaces between rings.

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mahdee

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#1 posted 03-04-2019 06:53 PM

Hi Jack,
I don’t think it is a good idea because ca glue is fairly brittle and your bowl might explode on you. Maybe see if using blue tape works or possibly finish all the none gluing areas and apply wax before glue up. That way you can rinse the whole thing once the glue sets.

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OSU55

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#2 posted 03-04-2019 08:11 PM

No idea have only done full segments with pva glue. There is some “flexible” ca glue marketed. You may have to do your own joint strength testing with several products, use pva as the baseline. Have to figure out a way to measure force.

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#3 posted 03-04-2019 10:11 PM

CA has very poor shear strength so any side to side stress is prone to separation, whereas the wood glue joint is stronger than the wood.

Epoxy??

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#4 posted 03-04-2019 10:38 PM

I hear through the grapevine that several artists who do segmented works have gone back to using plain Titebond glue because galleries called them up and their pieces have delaminated into pieces as the CA started letting go.
That secondhand hearsay is several years old, so CA glue may have improved over time.
However, I know that Titebond is tried and true, so if I ever do any segmented turning that’s probably what I’ll use.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#5 posted 03-04-2019 10:41 PM


I know that Titebond is tried and true, so if I ever do any segmented turning that s probably what I ll use.
- Underdog

+1
“Tried & true” is the optimal phrase. It may be more of a pain to clean up but once it’s dry it’s unbeatable and isn’t letting go..

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Jack Lewis

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#6 posted 03-04-2019 10:58 PM

Thanks Guys, the info I wanted.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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