CA Glue stains advice anyone?
Man, this stuff soaks in fast. I generally work with very dry wood that has seasoned outdoors, often for many years. Anyway, I use the CA to set stone inlay in cracks and knots and whatnot. This stuff is difficult to work with, and can be dangerous - for example if you use it on sawdust, it can heat the dust to smoking and the smoke that is produced is deadly poisonous, essentially cyanide gas. I well ventilate my shop when I pour, and I often wear protective masks. Anyway, I digress.
Because the surfaces I work with are rounded, or oddly shaped, the glue will often roll off the edge, staining the wood. Additionally, it will stain the wood that is closest to the fill. I've tried rubbing candle wax all over the wood before gluing, I've tried being very careful with dripping the glue in and I am generally successful. With subsequent sanding, I can remove the majority of the glue stains, but sometimes sanding just doesn't do it.
I'm hoping somebody here can offer me tips on how to not get glue all over the place, and how to protect the wood from the staining. Suggestions? Thanks!
The pictures show an example of the glue staining and how many hours of fine sanding removes most of it. This one turned out pretty decent, but I'm not often this successful.
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