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post #1 of 7 Old 04-08-2009, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Do CA glue sit well on the shelf? ...Or maybe better stated, how is CA's shelf life. I was thinking about getting the 8oz bottles.

Also, which ones do I need most for pens? Just some thin and medium? do you use the thick CA much?

Oh, and I was planning to use it for gluing in tubes mainly and maybe some finishing.

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-09-2009, 12:18 AM
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Just keep it away from heat and moisture - a cool place out of direct sunlight. Supposedly you can store it in the freezer to extend shelf life, but I've never done it.

A good quality CA should last about a year if stored properly.

I would use a thicker one for finishing and thin for the tubes. Just my opinion of course.
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Agree with Garmar keep away from heat and moisture. a woodturning club member buys 16oz bottles and store them in a small refrigerator at 40 degrees and it will extend shelf life for years. he uses small 1oz at a time for turning. but cold glue is slower to set and works great if you need to glue in a logo into a finial or clip (hut products for logos).

I use thick ca to glue for my tubes so if there a gap between my blank and tube, its fill up with glue for a strong hold. medium ca i use for my finishes, center bands and logos. thin ca for cracks, filling, repairs or for stabilizing blanks as I turn them if need, like black palm and so on. Just the way I use ca for pens.

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I've kept two bottles in the frig for about eight months and I used some the other day and it is as good as the day it was purchased. No problems.
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Use thick CA glue to hold the brass tubes in the blanks. I use medium CA glue mixed with sawdust to fill any voids and to stabilize cracks. When finishing pens I will use a small amount of thin CA glue on the blank before I put any other finish on. This seals the wood. If you do this don't hold onto the paper towel very long - don't ask how I know this. I keep a trash can right by the lathe, cut cheap paper towels in strips, wipe on the thin CA very quickly and drop the paper towel in the trash can.
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CA does have a shelf life. After opened I find it lasts about a year. Once opened it doesn't matter if it's capped or not since CA cures in the absence of oxygen. Unopened it can be stored in the freezer.

I use thin for filling small cracks stabilizing pen blanks and medium for everything else.

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I just got back up from FL to NC and just thru two 16 OZ bottles in the trash.They had been setting here for about 6 months and were hard as a rock.I had been using out of them since last yr,but the were over half full.Won't buy the 16 oz again.RATS
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