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PVA as adhesive and as cement additive.

I ran out of glue yesterday. I can’t help noticing that shops sell PVA both for gluing and for mixing with cement. On the glue bottles it says you can also use it for cement, and on the cement bottles it says you can also use it as glue. The price in glue bottles is about six times what it is in the cement bottles. So I bought a gallon of the cement stuff. I don’t know yet if it is as good for gluing as the other stuff. It seems thinner than what I normally use. In any case, the purpose I want it for doesn’t need great strength.

Today I turned some of my wooden mice out of reclaimed wood mahogany. The turning bit is easy, it’s putting in their ears that is tricky. I have to drill the little holes to the right depth, in the right place, and at the right angle. I use a hand held drill. The mice don’t like it, and are hard to hold still for the drilling. Then the leather ears are glued in. I don’t use PVA of either type for that. I use Evostik ‘Serious Glue’, which seems tough stuff.

2 thoughts on “PVA as adhesive and as cement additive.

  1. Hi,Terry,
    I’ve turned a few door-stop’s with a mouse on them , your single mouse price is ok!
    because there is quite a lot of work and material in a mouse so £5 is fine. Stan.

    1. Thanks Stan. The materials are not expensive, particularly if you use reclaimed timber, but getting them to look good takes a lot of practice and each one is made individually.

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