Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Morris County, New Joisey
I've made a variety of small wood puzzles in the past consisting of cubes & rectangular blocks glued together to form the various puzzle pieces. Many times the glue, typically white glue or Titebond, has oozed out a bit, necessitating more cleanup & sanding than I would prefer. And I've generally felt the need to clamp the assemblies for a while to avoid misalignment.
I see that there cyanoacrylate adhesives intended for wood joinery & I wonder if they might be a better choice. I've used CA in non-woodworking applications, and enjoyed its relatively instant bonding properties.
What I'd like to be able to do is put a few drops on the pieces to be joined, hold them together for some number of seconds, & be able to put them aside without having them fall apart, with no glue squeezeout, and have the assembled pieces be strong enough to withstand handling by grandkids, dropping on the floor, etc., without coming apart. (The foregoing is among the longest sentences I've ever written, and may not be grammatically correct.) The pieces I have in mind would be, at their smallest, 3/4" cubes.
If anyone has used CA for similar applications, I'd appreciate hearing how well it works, and if it would meet my expectations.