Glue Anything to Anything

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  1. Joseph Bautsch

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    This is an interesting site recommenced by someone on another message board. It's called "This to That". If you need to attach two things together and you don't know what adhesive or glue to use, or if you need to know if the stuff you have on hand will do the job. You enter the two materials you want to glue together and it recommends different types of glue to use. It also recommends different types of adheasive to use under different enviromental conditions, ie: solvents.

    http://www.thistothat.com/index.shtml
     
  2. bangster

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    Cool! Xamfap might want to add it to his list of sources.
     
  3. Ralph B

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    "Glue Anything to Anything ".

    It could be handy to have a glue that would do this but I see one problem.

    How would you get the cap off the tube.....?:)

    Ralph B.
     
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    Thats why they make them with 2 tubes:thumb:
     
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    That's probably the hope for repeat sales :) We're a "use it once and throw it away" society.
     
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    "Universal glue" is the opposite number of "universal solvent." How do you get the glue out? What do you keep the solvent in?:Party::}:eek:
     
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    You mean to say you don't own a universal container? I thought every chemist worth his salt (no pun intended) would have one. :)
     
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    Had one, but loaned it to NASA for the shuttle tests :)
     
  9. R&A

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    This would be great for clock cases.But for clock movements sorry decline on that idea.

    H/C
     
  10. Joseph Bautsch

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    H/C - The site is a reference for people who "want" to glue two things together. Now whether or not they "should" be gluing them together is another story. There are clock works that should be glued together. The wood support posts on a wood works have to be glued usually with hide glue to the back plate. Also the wood wheels are glued to the wood arbors with, usually, hide glue. W.R. (Bill) Smith uses super glue to glue the metal trundles into the brass lantern pinions on clocks he designs. So glue does have it's place even in clock movements.
     
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    . . . . . and on the subject of sooper gloo and throwaway, I refer to "KRAZY" glue's recent offer: Six teensy liddle toobs made especially for you to waste glue. Instructions read (not verbatim) "use glue. Throw away tube."
    Problem with the full size tubes is that it becomes inactive over a period of months. I MUST throw away a lot of glue.
    I now buy these miniature sets of six, use what I need, clear the opening, let sit vertical for an hour or so, and then plug with a bulletin board pushpin. Stored vertical again, I can usually deplete the tube before it becomes inactive and have FRESH glue the next time.
     
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    Scottie - When you say "stored vertical again" I assume you mean you stand them up on the head of the push pin. We used to do that with painmt cans at the hardware store. When we uncased the paint, we placed it on the shelves upside down, so that any skin formed while sitting would be on the bottom of the can.
     
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    Nosir; Stored vertical with opening upward - or opposite your description. Stored vertical, nozzle down, glue will accumulate and gel there rendering it unusable.
     
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    Scottie,

    Store all of them in your refrigerator and keep only one tube open until it's depleted. I guarantee you'll be throwing away much less. ;)
     
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    The only problem I see with this list (I went to the site quickly) is that it's fairly limited. What about gluing ivory or stone to other materials? Neither is on the list. I always tend to have very unusual or very specific gluing needs.
     
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    That's nice.
     
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    GREAT ideer (DRJAYism) thyme.
    I keep everthin' elts in th' fridge - badderies, shellac, two part epoxy, etc.
    Alls I gotta do now is contrive/create a little stable container for it.
    THANKS!
     
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    If I put that stuff in my fridge, I'd be the one in a stable container! :)
     
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    Yep, here's how I do it: the batteries are in a plastic box, camera film is pre-packaged and the krazy glue is in a small container. It all fits easily in one area on the inside of the door of the fridge.:thumb:
     

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