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    I know about duro and other spray glues that are removable for attaching patterns but what permanent glue should I use to attach pictures to the wood for puzzles? Any other info about pictures and puzzles that you have would be appreciated. I will be using photos, calenders and pictures from magazines and cutting with the puzzle blade from mike.

  • #2
    The only glue I have every used on puzzles is SUPER 77 by 3M. It works for me.

    I spray a good layer on the photo, let it dry for about 30 seconds, then press it to a piece of sanded BB plywood. Haven't had one fail yet...

    The big problem, I have is the paper will sometimes seperate, between the layers of paper, paper stays glued but the image lifts. Anyone have a suggestion for that?



    • #3
      I used regular Elmer's Carpenters Glue for quite a few years and then ran into Aileens Tacky Glue, available at all craft-type stores. I spread it thin and even on the wood with a scraper and then carefully rub the picture onto it, smoothing it out from one corner to the other. I've never had much of a problem with layers of the picture separating. I have had the paper separate itself from the wood a little, but only after a puzzle has been put together a few times.

      Please feel free to email me. I really enjoy helping others.



      • #4
        A glue that is regularly used for that kind of application is contact cement, used often for adhering laminates or for veneering. Has anyone had good or bad experiences with this kind of glue in adhering paper puzzles to plywood substrates?


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