How to bond wood to metal?

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Old 05-06-06, 04:20 PM
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How to bond wood to metal?

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I need to bond an end of a wood dowl to an angle bracket (alumunim). Both materials will be flat and I'd like to make the bond very strong as it will be supporting a camera and needs to be a permanent bond. I have Gorilla Glue, 5 minute Epoxy, Super Glue - would any of these or something else be appropriate?

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Of the three adhesives you mention Gorilla Glue would be the best choice.A better choice would probably be an epoxy putty such as PC-7 or even JB Weld.All that said you should be prepared for this to not work out.Bonding a wood dowel end to a metal flexible bracket will be a challenge.If possible you might want to drill a hole in the bracket and screw a wood screw into the dowel for re-enforcement.Predrill the dowel to prevent splitting.
 
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Agree, I wouldn't want to trust glue to hold up any of my XE7s. Drill and countersink a screw into the aluminum and predrill the dowel to prevent splitting. Use the glue, also, as it will help keep it from turning around the screw.
 
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Thanks guys, makes sense. I'll give it a whirl!

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