Cyanoacrylate for Wood Finish

Cyanoacrylate for Wood Finish

Post by Dickie Bennet » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00



    Has anyone ever used Cyanoacrylate glue for a finish. If so, which
one works the best and how would you apply it. I was thinking about
trying it,  then sanding it to 1500 and then waxing with a carnuba wax.
Any suggestions. Thanks...Dickie Bennett
 
 
 

Cyanoacrylate for Wood Finish

Post by GEORGI » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Just bought 3 bottles of it to try as a finish.  A couple of the guys in my
turning group use it and it produces a beautiful finish.  These are in
containers with the yellow lable, which I think is supposed to be the thicker
one.

Now, this what I've been told - not going to try it myself though - they apply
it using their fingers to smooth it out.  But, I understand that those thicker
cleaning type gloves are the way to go.

Then - they are using buffing wheels of various types, on a drill press, to
finish off their bowls.  

And, touch ups are supposed to be easy using it as a finish - which, sorta
indicated that's it's rather easy to think you have a piece finished and then
notice that you've got a spot that you have to go back on.  

I don't know if I'll get to try it before our next meeting, but if others have
tried it - I'll get back here and let you know what, if any, problems they
might have had with it.

Jolyn

Quote:

>    Has anyone ever used Cyanoacrylate glue for a finish. If so, which
>one works the best and how would you apply it. I was thinking about
>trying it,  then sanding it to 1500 and then waxing with a carnuba wax.
>Any suggestions. Thanks...Dickie Bennett

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Cyanoacrylate for Wood Finish

Post by Jon Schillin » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00


I made a brief mention of using ca glue in a long ago post...
The owner of Liberon Finishes , Mendicino, Calif gave a presentation at our
club...
He passed around a spalted maple bowl...he asked us to guess the
finish....yup, you guessed it...ca glue..
it was of the thin variety...he had lightly sanded between coats and buffed
it with wax...
looked great...really did..
but, at $10 or so for 2 oz it's a hugely expensive way to go...maybe if you
have really distressed spalted stuff
it may be just the ticket..
Jon Schilling
Quote:

>    Has anyone ever used Cyanoacrylate glue for a finish. If so, which
>one works the best and how would you apply it. I was thinking about
>trying it,  then sanding it to 1500 and then waxing with a carnuba wax.
>Any suggestions. Thanks...Dickie Bennett

 
 
 

Cyanoacrylate for Wood Finish

Post by Martin H. Eastbur » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00


I'd use caution!
I had a bottle come apart in a tool box.
The box had some oil (like all boxes do)
There was white powder all over the box after the long
trip back from a show.
I don't know if oil or heat or air did it.
I understand it isn't permanent unless tight between elements.
Martin
--
NRA LOH, NRA Life
NRA Second Amendment Task Force Charter Founder

 
 
 

Cyanoacrylate for Wood Finish

Post by Acsche » Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:00:00


I use it for pens, especially with "open grains" that I want to seal.  I use
the medium weight, and often put on a number of coats to fill in the grain.  I
sand and wax afterwards as usual.  It works very well!
 
 
 

Cyanoacrylate for Wood Finish

Post by Ron Web » Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:00:00


If you are using ca to create your finish, be careful of the fumes generated
by the curing of the ca and the sanding of the ca finish as these can be
deadly.
Quote:

>I made a brief mention of using ca glue in a long ago post...
>The owner of Liberon Finishes , Mendicino, Calif gave a presentation at our
>club...
>He passed around a spalted maple bowl...he asked us to guess the
>finish....yup, you guessed it...ca glue..
>it was of the thin variety...he had lightly sanded between coats and buffed
>it with wax...
>looked great...really did..
>but, at $10 or so for 2 oz it's a hugely expensive way to go...maybe if you
>have really distressed spalted stuff
>it may be just the ticket..
>Jon Schilling

>>    Has anyone ever used Cyanoacrylate glue for a finish. If so, which
>>one works the best and how would you apply it. I was thinking about
>>trying it,  then sanding it to 1500 and then waxing with a carnuba wax.
>>Any suggestions. Thanks...Dickie Bennett

 
 
 

Cyanoacrylate for Wood Finish

Post by <johnjor.. » Sun, 29 Nov 1998 04:00:00


SNIP  anyone ever used Cyanoacrylate glue for a finish. If so, whichco

Quote:
>>one works the best and how would you apply it. I was thinking about
>>trying it,  then sanding it to 1500 and then waxing with a carnuba wax.
>>Any suggestions. Thanks...Dickie Bennett

Anyone using this stuff as a finish should take SERIOUS precautions!!!!!!
It's extremely *** stuff, and almost caused Bill Hunter to give up turning
several years ago, due to major health problems directly caused by the glue.
DON'T BREATHE c/a glue!!!!

Having made my point? put a light coat of mineral oil on the turning,
saturate a small piece of paper towel with c/a and wipe it on. It  combines
with the oil and hardens right away. I saw it used on very expensive wood
flutes-it was pretty impressive.

You will also become poor using it for a finish, particularly to save wood
that should have been thrown  away anyway!!!     (G)

John Jordan

 
 
 

Cyanoacrylate for Wood Finish

Post by Joseph S. Wisniewsk » Mon, 30 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> DON'T BREATHE c/a glue!!!!

Smart man. Especially do not breath dust when sanding this stuff. CA
glues have highly energetic bonds, when you break those bonds (sanding
does this) they are looking to recombine, quickly and forcefully, and
they can find plenty of interesting things to combine with in your
lungs.

Quote:
> Having made my point? put a light coat of mineral oil on the turning,
> saturate a small piece of paper towel with c/a and wipe it on. It
> combines with the oil and hardens right away. I saw it used on very
> expensive wood flutes-it was pretty impressive.

Yes. A standard flutemaker's formula is three drops (yes drops) of CA
glue in a tablespoon of linseed oil. Finish the outside of the flute
this way, use a non-drying oil in the bore.

Take it easy.

Joe the flute guy