Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

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Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby sudo » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:47 pm

Im doing some inlay work and im wondering if using ca glue and activator is a good idea to secure the inlay

This is an ornamental inlay. Has anyone ever tried ca glue and activator vs wood glue on a vcarve inlay?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby scottp55 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:25 pm

All CA ...1 week-3yrs now no problem. Rockler medium CA.
Have EVERYTHING ready to go and get clamped QUICK!! NOT much time to fuss with things!
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Oh, 1 FULL hour or more clamping to the max in my case...usually was removing waste within 3 hours...no accelerator.
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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby FixitMike » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:19 pm

Place matching indexing marks on the two pieces so you can line them up easily for gluing.
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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby Rcnewcomb » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:22 pm

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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby MarkJohnston » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:35 pm

Scott I to think your work is awesome!!

Thanks for all your post, please keep them coming.

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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby sudo » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:17 pm

Thanks for the info.

This might seem like a silly question, but do you use a brush to spread the glue around? Do you just count on squeeze out to spread it around?

Thanks again!
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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby scottp55 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:38 pm

Using the medium CA, I try to hit top edges of the female evenly, and excess pools at bottom....toothpicks/hibachi skewers to spread..clamp quickly and then invert so excess CA reinforces the waste to be removed.
NO Ca on the male parts....massive clamping FAST.....Record bench clamp works well.
I try for the most minimal gap so flat bottom adds to total adhesion.
Never yet put Ca on the Male Inlay, and it seems to work quite well.
2 reference pencil marks while dry fitted helps a LOT to get the most out of the 16 second open time.
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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby scottp55 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:56 pm

If doing large areas, break up the pieces with a scroll saw to make clamping faster.
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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby LittleGreyMan » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:23 pm

Rcnewcomb wrote:Scott
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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby oldlogtrucker » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:55 am

What is CA Glue?
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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby IslaWW » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:58 am

cyanoacrylate glue aka... super glue or one of its clones
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Re: Okay to use CA glue on vcarve inlays?

Postby markevans36301 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:18 am

IslaWW wrote:cyanoacrylate glue aka... super glue or one of its clones
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