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    I gave a puzzle as a gift, she would like to have it glued together and free standing. It is 3/4" cherry with multiple coats of spray on polyurethane. I tried Elmer's glue, but the way I do it, I use
    Q-tips with water to wipe off the excess glue. It seems as though the glue did not want to stick to the smooth polyurethane, maybe I did not let it dry long enough or used too much water. Any suggestions what kind of glue to use or how to do this? How to avoid excess glue squeeze out? thanks for any help. dan in Pa

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    The finish not withstanding the problem with trying to glue puzzle pieces together is a saw blade kerf. Most wood glues (Elmer's, Titebond, etc) requires the pieces to make even contact. NO GAPS. That won't happen because the wood that was in the kerf is gone. Also wood glues like mentioned above have to soak in to a degree to hold fast. The only way I know you can do this is with a foaming glue like Gorilla glue. It expands when it dries and fills the gap and it does not need to soak in to hold fast. Just use Gorilla glue sparingly to keep it from oozing out.
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      It might be easier to just recut it, RJ
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      • #4
        How about using 1/8 backing and glue it on

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        • #5
          The backing idea sounds good. It would be like doing a mosaic.

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          • #6
            I also like the backing idea.
            Denny
            ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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            • #7
              The backer idea also gives it the strength it needs for the pieces that would have the hanger attached.
              Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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              • #8
                Aleen's tacky glue will work. Don't thin it. Apply it with a toot pick. clean the squeeze out with a clean tooth pick.
                With that said, if some one asked me to glue together a stand up puzzle, I would've refused. It's a puzzle!
                Dan in So.Ca.

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