Can I use wood glue to cover a hardcover book with leather?
Question by YvonneK21 | last reply
I was making some stamp glue where i mixed some Elmer glue and vinegar. but wanted to see Wat happens when i mix Elmer's glue, vinegar, and super glue. like in 10 seconds the solution turned into a rubbery solid which took the form of the container. can any body tell me why this happened. it held its shape and slightly reminded me of molding silicone. it wasn't sticky and came out of the plastic cup easily.
Topic by chrischavez | last reply
I'm trying to make a long inflatable rubber tube buy cutting a bike inner tube and then resealing the ends. I'm doing a bit of a trial run with all the suitable materials I have knocking about but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I need it so I can inflate the tube with little or no leakage (not to any great pressure) and I would like it to remain at least semi flexible so that means I cant just pack the last 2 inches with hot glue. Any suggestions? I plan to try poly-cement, epoxy, hot glue, super glue and melting the ends together but I'm sure someone has had some experience at this.
Topic by pyper | last reply
Hello, iv been trying to find a type of glue, in powder form, that sets up when exposed to heat, I'd also consider resins, I have some polymorph beads, but that's not going to work for what in doing, otherwise, anyone know a good way to mulch up some glue sticks into a fine powder/dust lol, I tried a pencil sharpener, with poor results lol, any suggestions would be awesome!!
Topic by kalboon | last reply
HI ThereI know this is not a craft question but does anyone know the type of glue that would be good to stick a piece of floor vinyl back to concrete floor. I have a small piece which has been torn and keeps flapping up its driving me mad and I don't want to just tape it down. many thanks LB
Topic by bilesl | last reply
Want to know how to glue common materials together? This site lets you form combinations of 11 different materials and then tells you the best way to attach them. It's a simple site, but very handy in a pinch and the URL is easy to remember as well. This to That via Make Blog
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
When I say plastics, I mean more specifically, LEGOs. I'm glueing them together because I'm trying to make LEGO headphones, so I would need something permanent. I've heard people using cyanoacrylates and clear plumbing glue (anyone heard of Oatey?) I thought about using hot glue, but I'm not sure if that would give me the bond that I'm looking for. Would Gorilla Glue work too? Or would it be a bit of an overkill? I simply need a glue that will hold the LEGOs through enough wear-and-tear to last, and no discolouring of the pieces. And when I glue, should I glue the sides of the pieces together, or put glue around the dotted studs on the tops of the bricks? Any other glues or advice that you could enlighten me with would be greatly appreciated. :)
Question by Justin Lam | last reply
Hey,I have been researching the best way to glue acrylic mirror together into a cube the same as the picture attached. So far I have been told it is quiet hard but Dichloro is what my supplier was able to find out. I have read a lot of health hazards and difficulty getting hold of it. Is there any that would be able to point me in the right direction.With my normal acrylic i just use a weldbond etc but the mirrored surface would not be suited.Thanks in advance everyone.
Question by PeteH66 | last reply
I want to glue feathers to a small curved wooden box in a lifelike manner. (I know wooden boxes aren't usually feathered, but you know what I mean #;¬) The feathers are about 2 inches long and a bit fluffy. PVA glue has been suggested elsewhere but is it possible to do this in a reasonable amount of time as I can imagine dislodging un-set feathers while adding others. Another alternative would be is hot / cool melt glue but I can imagine this as being too bulky. Does anyone who has done this have any tips?
Topic by AndyGadget | last reply
I am repairing broken locking mechanism in the door of a dishwasher. Of course there will be a bit of force involved when pressing the handle and the dishwasher will heat the water which can melt the glue. What's your opinion? Should i use it??
Question by Karletto555 | last reply
Super glue. Good stuff. A bit slow sometimes. Baking soda speeds it up. But I want it clear. I don't have accelerator. I think I could get some on the far side of town, but don't know someplace close to buy it. Internet says moisture cures it. I don't find this to be true. Internet says heat, air movement, UV. At the moment, my project is sittin in the sun, which gives all 3 things, but there's no control group. Qs What sorta place sells accelerator for cyanoacrylate? Which techniques have sped you along with it before?
Topic by Toga_Dan | last reply
Evening all, I have recently been contemplating throwing together something of a monitor mount. I am currently contemplating whether it would be possible to finish a wood box by attaching a plasticy black surface(plastic, acrylic or what have you) to it. At this stage I am motivated by wanting a black plastic finish that will go with my monitors while at the same time attaching a vesa mount to wood seems like it would be more sturdy than an entirely acrylic box. So long story short, would a sheet of acrylic glue nicely onto a sheet of wood with some sort of epoxy?
Topic by PetahOsiris | last reply
I want to glue several patch to my sons backpack but dont want to iron then. Can i just use a good glue to set them? Thankyou
Question | last reply
Hi. Most of you know the plastic medical syringes (Terumo is a popular brand). They are made of a plastic that I have not yet found a glue to work on. Can anyone offer some suggestions? A list I have tried includes Contact cement, Super glue, Bostic Vinyl cement, Sil-poxy, Epoxy-Resin 2 part (Araldite) So we are moving into the area of the exotics Many thanks Dave
Topic by marcwolf | last reply
I've been hunting for an adhesive or glue to build projects out of plexiglass. The clear plastic available in many local hardware stores. Talking to the stores I have been directed to purchase glues that they stock, but these never provide me with the bonding I am looing for. I suppose what I am looking for is a chemical weld similar to what you get working with pvc and the glues available for those water tight seals.
Question by cgibson | last reply
Does anyone know how to remove white glue from a fixed chair? I'm fixing chairs for a pub around, but lately interchanged the wood pieces of the upper left and right. I noticed this 6hrs later, when it was too late to disassemble/tear things out. I know, basically it's possible to do so with water or heat, but in this case the glue is in the chair itself, so i guess, i can't heat it up - i thought about putting the chair into to a tub to soak it with water, but then i'd have the problem that even the chair's wood itself is soaked. Any suggestions?
Question by Luziviech | last reply
My spouse washed a bunch of antique children’s china in the dishwasher. They were from a garage sale and he didn’t realize some had been glued back together. The glue must have broken down and melted during the wash. Now the dishwasher smells awful (like chemicals) along with everything that was washed in it. Do we need to replace it?
Question by kappamoma1 | last reply
What is the difference between PVA glue and Elmers glue?
Question by threadbare | last reply
Hi , I bought 7" square silicone flat pot holders and I want to glue them to the bottom of my Wide mouth gallon sized glass jars to protect them from breaking easilyWhat kind of glue can I use? A glue that will not seep thru the glass.. polluting my water I am using the jars for holding distilled water Thank you 4 your assistance
Question by gerimac | last reply
I've been looking for the ultimate glass glue. I have tried many that claim to be, but in reality they are pretty much Testors model glue in a different package. All I have come across dry a bit rubbery and while it may be desirable in some projects, with a little flexing, the glue peals away. I have seen glass glued to glass that was clear, rigid and unyielding. So I know that it does exist. Suggestions.....
Question by mindofclay | last reply
I need to mend a very old glass lamp shade. I rescued the set of three from a derelict building. As they all need to be on the light fitting, and it is impossible to replace such and old thing, I have to find a way to mend the broken one..
Question by greensteam | last reply
I bought some fancy reusable clear plastic cups and I applied some glue glitter on them. Unfortunately, the dry glitter glue scrapes off, so I'm wondering Is there a sealant that can: 1) keep the glue from being scraped off, 2) dries clear (the glossier the better), and 3) is non toxic? Tried Mod Podge spray sealer, Glossy Accents, even finger nail polish. Any suggestions?
Question by drc536 | last reply
I am looking to by some glue logic chips to prototype in so they must be in dip packages. I also want them to be cmos chips and not ttl. I am looking for which family of logic is the cheapest and for a good place to by them on the cheap. I don't care about the specs that much in terms of speed by I would hope for 5V and the ability to supply 15mA or more. The reason I am asking instead of finding the answers for myself is that I have already tried looking but there seem to be so many families that are very similar and I cant come to a conclusion. Ii was hoping that somebody who had some experience working with them would have some insight into me question.
Question by seanroberts | last reply
I Have been using a glue gun for quite some time but nearly 5-6 days ago, while i was on a project , i left it on/forgot to switch it off and went to sleep...........when i checked it in the morning not enugh glue had melted out, that was weird, then when i pressed the triger the glue would come out in cilindrical pattern and is not hot at all..........i even tried to push the glue out of the nozzel but its stuck in it......also the stick is a cheap one(bad quality) the 2 possibilities that r possible are- 1) the glue stick sucks 2) glue gun is busted
Question by rkun2 | last reply
How do you glue flattened aluminum cans? I know how to flatten them, I use them for papercraft(you trace the pieces from paper onto the cans), but how can you glue them? i there any special glue that anyone knows of for this? please help.
Question by the poodleo | last reply
Hey all... I i have a breadboard for a small circuit and it has all the regular componenets such as transistors, resistors, diodes, realys, microchips, etc. I will have the breadboard in a plastic project case and it will be mounted vertically... I need a way to secure the componens int eh breadboard better so i waas wondering if i can use hot glue...??? I knwo some components such as the microchip is heat sensitive when solidering but i didn't know if hot glue got to hot or if tehre would be other effects to teh circuit in some way...??? Thanks for the help...!!!
Topic by SummitSeeker | last reply
I need some suggestions to firmly stick plastic with concrete, the bond should be really strong, as the concrete is of 10 Kgs and is placed over a large plastic drum and the system will vibrate violently. I tried Super Glue but it did not work.
Question by savan28 | last reply
Greetings all, I just aquired a rather expensive hat,however, being the kind of person who reads instructables on a regular schedule, I want to improve it by adding several pieces of velcro, that I may attach various useful or decorative objects to it.I don't wish to sew it because,A: I'm terrible at sewing.B: the hat has an inner lining, and I don't want to attach both layers together.so this leaves glue, I was wondering if there were any experts on here with knowledge of fabrics and fabric glue.what kinds are there?what kind should I use?will fabric glue makegore-tex melt? catch fire? acquire magic powers and cause amphibians to sing?
Topic by srunner | last reply
Recently I dropped the lid of a toilet tank ( I'm a klutz!). I searched for the best glue to use to repair it and the only thing I have found is information for an epoxy to repair fine porcelain. I thought about using Liquid Nail® since it is used for construction but I would like to know if anyone knows a better product. Thank you once again for everyone's help.
Question by blkhawk | last reply
I have heard and seen videos of people combining acetone with ABS plastic from failed 3D prints, turning it into a glue. Would this work if I used PLA? Is there any other kind of plastic that this can work with? I would prefer NOT to have to destroy my LEGOS (LEGOS are made from ABS), and I don't use ABS filament. (releases chemicals)
Question by Cheesey125 | last reply
Question by ikeike40 | last reply
Question by TamikaV | last reply
Last winter I ripped the plastic sole from my skiing boot, and I would like to reattach it. It looks like it was originally held on by glue, and that is what I thought I should use.Any idea on what type of glue I should use for this?
Topic by Sedgewick17 | last reply
I'm working on a school project where I have to layer pieces of styrofoam but all the glues I have tried (hot glue, spray adhesive glue) have corroded the styrofoam way to much. Is there a special glue that will not eat away at it? Thanks!
Question by DELETED_afw11 | last reply