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  • Glueing glass to timber frames

    Hi, just wanted to know the best glue to use for microscope cover glass to glue to balsa wood.

    Cheers Tom.

  • #2
    First, clean the glass well with alcohol. Also make sure the wood is clean of any dust. It is important to have a clean bond. After everything is clean and dry, you can use contact cement, Epoxy, construction adhesive, etc.


    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #3
      I use plain old white glue and it works just fine.
      Jerry



      "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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      • #4
        Most off-the-shelf glues these days include glass and similar materials in their recommended list. Check the label.

        I agree with Jerry, white or CA has always worked just fine.

        Hope you find something that works as well as convenient.

        Delbert
        "Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”

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        • #5
          Thank you Louis, Jerry and Delbert.

          Glued up 2 windows last night one with a pva glue the other with "craft" glue it's almost like a contact glue dab a bit on both sides let dry put together.

          Both worked well, pva a little bit friendly to use.

          Thanks for suggestions and tips!!

          Cheers Tom.

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            • #7
              Because glass and wood expand differently with heat & humidity, my first choice would be Walthers Goo. But it could be tricky to apply exactly where you want it, and the red/brown color might need to be hidden in some circumstances.
              James

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by jbvb


                Because glass and wood expand differently with heat & humidity, my first choice would be Walthers Goo. But it could be tricky to apply exactly where you want it, and the red/brown color might need to be hidden in some circumstances.


                Hi James, that is why I suggested the contact cement route, because as you say the difference in changes. The Walthers Goo is a type of contact cement also.

                My choice is Pliobond contact cement.


                Louis L&R Western Railroad
                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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