• We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

Gluing oily woods

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

A

Anonymous

Guest
I have some cocobolo to glue up, I have read various items regarding the need to wipe off the oils with a solvent and using epoxy seems to be recommended most commonly.

Main problems are that acetone is most commonly recommended and this is not easy to source here in the UK - anyone know any alternatives?

And is epoxy best?
 

Alf

Established Member
Joined
22 Oct 2003
Messages
12,079
Reaction score
0
Location
Up the proverbial creek
Isn't nail varnish remover acetone? :-k Steve Knight, who does more than a little gluing up of exotics, seems to recommend freshly milled/sanded stock and using Gorrilla Glue. Some stuff here, fwiw.

Cheers, Alf
 

johnelliott

Established Member
Joined
16 Apr 2003
Messages
1,105
Reaction score
0
Location
Near Swindon, Wiltshire
Cellulose thinners, avalable in quantity from paint suppliers, and as Alf said, nail varnish remover, are pretty much the same thing as acetone, if not exactly the same thing
John
 

aldel

Established Member
Joined
21 Jul 2004
Messages
280
Reaction score
0
Location
Plymouth UK
Acetone is very easy to obtain. Look up your nearest glass fibre and resin supplier, boatbuilders, canoe makers etc. Strand Glass used to be national suppliers. Sold in 5 litre cans as brush cleaner for polyester resin and is cheap!

Aldel
 

jasonB

Established Member
Joined
26 Nov 2004
Messages
5,044
Reaction score
1
Location
Surrey
Just to follow on from what aldel says, buy the brush cleaner which is reclained acetone and is a lot cheaper than the pure acetone. Look in yellow pages for your nearest stockist of Fibre Glass materials.

Jason
 
Top