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  • Dragon
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    When my father died my mother gave me a huge container of mod podge and I never knew for sure what to do with it. I will give it a try. Thanks
    Diane

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  • sawdustus
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    puzzle picture glue

    Dragon,

    I use a product called MOD PODGE. Available in AC Moore and Michael's craft stores here in NJ. The only drawback I have found is that being water based it can pick up the ink from a picture that you print out using an inkjet printer and give it a slightly fuzzy look. I use it both the adhere the picture to the wood (once it is dry it will not come off) and to coat the picture after it is adhered. This also seals the wood if any is still exposed and prevents the picture from wearing out. Again, the only drawback is that it may give the picture a slightly fuzzy look due to the brush strokes which I can't seem to get out.

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  • Dragon
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    Thanks all for your answers. Ordered some puzzle blades from Mike on Monday and they should be here soon. Checking for the glue tomorrow on my way to the city.
    Diane

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  • PuzzledMoose
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    Originally posted by Dragon
    Thanks Ian. I will look and see what is available around here.
    Diane

    The 3M is available at Canadian Tire and Staples round here - think I've seen the Aileene's in Zeller's and/or Michael's.

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  • Green Frog
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    glue answer

    i use Elmers spray glue for all paper to wood gluing works great heat gun takes off the paper when done cutting and paint thinner takes off teh glue left behind

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  • Carter-Johnson
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    Diane, I used regular Elmer's Carpenters' Glue for many years before discovering the Aileen's Tacky glue mentioned above. Whatever you use, spread it on the wood in a thin, even coat with a paint scraper and then put the card down on the glued surface while slowly smoothing with your finger from one corner to the other.

    Don't go away. Stay close for awhile and, every couple of minutes rub your finger along the edges to make them stay down. Also hold it at an angle to the light so you can see and smooth any bubbles that form.

    When the glue is dry, cut the edges. Then spray it with a glossy spray for protection.

    And then start cutting the pieces.

    Here's a picture of our card from 03, one of my favorites. The assembled card is in the middle of the picture with all the pieces around it.

    Have phun.....Carter

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  • Dragon
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    Thanks Ian. I will look and see what is available around here.
    Diane

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  • PuzzledMoose
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    Different people using different things, Diane. I use 3M super 77 spray and it works for me. Others on here - including Carter I think - use Aleene's tacky glue ..

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  • Dragon
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    puzzle question

    I would like to try and make my own Christmas puzzles.
    What do you use to glue the picture onto the 1/4" birch plywood?
    Diane

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