Best glue for old bird carving?

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Old 07-25-09, 12:25 PM
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Best glue for old bird carving?

We have an old hand carved bird; the beak fell off, it appears it was glued previously.

What is the best glue to make this repair?

It must be something instant because no way to hold the beak in place....

Hopefully it won't require the "2 glue expoxy"

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Old 07-25-09, 03:23 PM
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You could try one of the polyurethane glues, such as Gorilla Glue. You must wet one side to be glued with a sponge, apply the glue to the other side, sparingly and press them together firmly. You may have to use painter's (blue) tape to keep it there until the glue dries. Excess glue will be forced from the joint, so it will need to be excised from the area manually.
 
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Old 07-25-09, 03:43 PM
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Hate to differ from chandler..I know he's a craftsman...but....

Gorilla/all poly glues really expand and foam...A LOT. And most need to be clamped somehow because of that. I think they are making some instant glues for porous surfaces..you may want to check into that

I'd say you need to carefully remove all the old glue..dental/carving tools work well (work from the outside edge in to prevent splintering). Then apply the glue...

I'll try to find some resources for the type of glue...no promises...gotta grill and the race is on soon.
 
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I have used the syringe style two part glues. They have a 5 minute version, really takes a bit longer, but workable. Clean up as gunguy stated and apply a thin coat. Keep testing the excess you didn't use to know when your application has hardened.

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There are cyanoacrylate glues especially for wood that are activated by water. Crazy glue is an example of this type but the ones for wood are especially made for wood. One side is dampened and glue is applied to other side. It drys in a couple of minuets so you can just hold till set. Never used it bit have seen it demonstrated.
 
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Old 07-26-09, 11:56 AM
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You're right, GG, as some sort of pressure will need to be applied. I was mainly interested in short term adhesion. The excess foaming would need to be cut and sanded down. I like the idea Ray had on the cyanoacrylate, if one is made for wood. I have never used it, but sounds viable. The only ones I have used were for materials like ceramic, etc.
 
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Old 07-26-09, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by chandler View Post
I like the idea Ray had on the cyanoacrylate, if one is made for wood. I have never used it, but sounds viable. The only ones I have used were for materials like ceramic, etc.
It was Norm on "New Yankee Workshop" that I saw use it. Never seen it at Big Box. Probably have to be a wood working specialty store. Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue Whats New
 
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Old 07-28-09, 06:40 PM
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Oooh, no, I have a bottle of it in my shop. Just haven't opened it yet. I shop like a woman sometimes, just buy it because it was on "sale". Sorry ladies, I know I'll catch it for that.
 
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Actually what Norm had used water as an activator but that seems similar.
 
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