No announcement yet.

How to glue a small bridge that broke?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • How to glue a small bridge that broke?

    I'm not talking about a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. I bought that a few years ago... I made a pattern for a portrait of my dad and unfortunately left too flimsy of a bridge between his face and where I cut out for his eye. The too thin bridge broke.

    If I use Aleen's glue to connect this small bridge together, should it hold? A tip I saw said to do gluing like this on wax paper so it doesn't stick to the surface. If I glue, should it be before or after finishing with Watco Danish Oil?

    My other alternative is to attach it to the felt or backboard as a floater. Which way would you do it?


  • #2
    Yes it will hold very well -- try applying it with a tooth pick - and apply it before you finish it..


    • #3
      I like to hold the pieces together by pinning them to a board till they dry.
      The wax paper is a good idea.
      If you stain first then the glue wont change the stain colour.
      Try to keep the edges clear of stain to allow the glue to soak into the pores.
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


      • #4
        Glue first then stain gets my vote. You always get better bonding wood to wood. Also you can use yellow carpenter's glue for this. But if you stain first then use the Aileens
        John T.


        Unconfigured Ad Widget


        Latest Topics


        • will8989
          Reply to Shrink wrap systems
          by will8989
          None Linda. You need to find the right heat temp so it shrinks but doesn’t put a hole in the wrap but the tape doesn’t shrink or tear.
          Today, 12:20 AM
        • Linda In Phoenix
          Reply to Shrink wrap systems
          by Linda In Phoenix
          What thickness of film seems to work the best for puzzles?
          The bags seem easier on the surface.
          But the film seems like it is more versatile on size variations.
          Yesterday, 03:24 PM
        • will8989
          Reply to Bruce, the one on probation
          by will8989
          Regulations are 150 square feet, this will be 144 square feet so we are good. He’s making it that size Since the sheets are 4’ wide. And the Shelves need to be 4” above my head!! It will be very specific.
          Yesterday, 10:32 AM
        • Sandy Oaks
          Reply to Shrink wrap systems
          by Sandy Oaks
          As a framer, we have a shrinker wrapper at ArtCrafters. Very simple. Film on a roller, sealer attached, just roll off enough film, seal the film, insert object, seal other end and shrink with a heat gum. We also use Uline as a source. Not sure where our unit can from as it was with the shop when...
          Yesterday, 09:46 AM
        • NC Scroller
          Reply to Bruce, the one on probation
          by NC Scroller
          I would make the shed 1" less than the size permits are required for. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH SPACE....
          Yesterday, 07:42 AM