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shards... gluing to wood or other substrates

updated sat 27 nov 04


wjskw@BELLSOUTH.NET on fri 26 nov 04

"Liquid Nails" works great for that application, and gives a long
setup time for positioning. Waterproof too, once set. =20

If you need something stronger than that, you can use a 3M product
called "5200".
The stuff has a half-life of about 5000 years so be sure to wear
gloves, even if you don't think you need them, and even though "Oh,
I'll be careful" runs through your mind. After ten years, I had to
remove a 2X4 I had glued to a concrete wall with 5200 (stupid
idea!). It came off...with a chisel and a sledgehammer Mel would
have been proud of, and chunks of concrete attached.

Best Regards,
Wayne Seidl

-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Potter,
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 4:52 PM
Subject: FW: Re: Shards... Gluing to wood or other substrates

Fellow shardies and Mosaic Artists - -=20

Has anyone experimented with glues to attach high fire shards to a
or other substrate?? I'm looking for the right compound to deliver
a caulk gun to the job at hand. Have tried regular construction
but am not sure if it will hold long term.