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What is a good way to permanently affix a solid glass ball to a wooden cradle? Making a cosplay staff. Answered

Some time ago I found an interesting branch in my yard. It had grown with a cork screw like top and seemed perfect for something a wizard might carry. I've cleaned it, carved it, and dressed it up. However one thing that is missing is a topper for it. I have a solid crystal glass ball that I'd like to put atop it but I cannot for the life of me find a good working glue, cement, or other way of getting it to forever stay atop the staff. Any ideas?

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mjursic
mjursic

7 years ago

Did you figure this out? I'm going to try shoe-goo. It's clear and very high-stick, so it might work.

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vince 09
vince 09

8 years ago

Have you tried J-B weld?

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thematthatter
thematthatter

8 years ago

try gorilla glue. it foams up as it cures and is super strong.
every bottle is made with 3 endangered gorillas so you know it works!

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LargeMouthBass
LargeMouthBass

8 years ago

You could try to scuff up the part of the sphere that will contact the wood using sandpaper (for better adhesion), and then attach the two using epoxy.

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bwrussell
bwrussell

8 years ago

Enough superglue will do the job. If it can hold furniture to the ceiling it should be able to do what you need.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

Silicone glues bond well to glass.