CA gluing drawer pull

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Forum topic by Lumpy63 posted 09-27-2021 04:09 PM 238 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2021 04:09 PM

So I am working on a zebrawood bandsaw box. I finished it with Watco Danish Oil. Am I OK CA gluing on the drawer pull after the danish oil has dried for a week at about 70 degrees F (I live in a dry climate)? I have used CA glue for this job in the past, but on boxes finished with lacquer or poly. Thanks for any advice.

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#1 posted 09-28-2021 12:43 PM

Using CA glue over Danish oil is fine when you have let it dry completely for this long, problems usually occur when danish oil has not completely dried off.

If you have a sample, testing on something else is always good if you’re doing it for the first time.

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#2 posted 09-28-2021 05:31 PM

The CA glue will work but it tends to be “brittle” and may be easily broken if the bond surface is small. I would suggest a small screw from the inside of the drawer or both.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-01-2021 03:32 PM

Well, what I did was drill two small holes for cut off finishing nails into the drawer pull and the front of the drawer, then CA glued the cut off finishing nails into the pull and the drawer as well as putting CA glue between the pull and the drawer. We’ll see how it holds after drying for a couple of days.

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