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What type of glue will work well on wood and metal?

As per this question I'm needing to glue a wood veneer inlay into a metal bracelet, but don't know what type of glue to use. I have a tube of Gorilla Glue, which I know is suitable for wood - should ...
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Will gold leaf adhesive work on flexible TPU plastic?

After gold leafing part a piece of IKEA furniture, I'm going a little gold leaf crazy. I'd like to leaf part of my phone case, which is a flexible matte plastic. Will the adhesive stick to it? I would ...
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How do you bond clear acrylic to wood?

I am trying to glue a piece of clear acrylic 2mm thick to a piece of plywood that is 5mm thick. They are both 76mm by 50mm and rectangular in shape. They have some cutouts in the middle. It's supposed ...
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How to glue mug pieces

What are good materials to neatly glue mug pieces together? Moreover, the final object should be: - waterproof, - food-safe and - heat proof (as stated by @SF, this last requirement makes things ...
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What kind of glue works for stones and shells?

I have a collection of many small stones and shells of different shapes and sizes picked up from various beaches, and it'd be nice to glue some of them together to make some sort of arty model. But ...
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What glues can attach plastic to satin?

I need to attach some plastic beads ("pearls") to a satin headband. What will work for this -- hot glue? fabric glue? some other adhesive?
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Gluing pasta to paper?

I'm gluing dyed pasta to paper with my son, but it's hard to get it to stick without an obscene amount of glue (Elmer's liquid) or decoupage (Mod Podge). I'm using cardstock paper, so the glue doesn'...
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Paint or glue porous floral Styrofoam?

Floral Styrofoam comes in some shapes perfect for a craft I'm working on (colorful noodle dinosaurs), but I'm having a really difficult time getting anything to stick because it's so porous. This ...
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What kind of glue to make a magnet adhere to wood?

I've had these two small wooden heart magnets given to me a year ago, but over time, both hearts have fallen off their magnets. They seem to be attached by a thing sheet of some kind of clear glue ...
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Which type of adhesive should I use on posters, and when?

There are three main adhesives used for poster projects: Glue stick Liquid glue Tape When should I use each of those adhesives for something I'm trying to put on a poster?
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How to clean off spray adhesive?

This probably comes up more often than people would like, but how does one clean spray adhesive (at least the 3M brand) from various materials? In particular fabric or self-healing cutting mats?
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What are good methods to attach glass to wood?

I'm a woodworker and I really like turning. While I've made some beautiful goblets on my lathe, I'm always a little leery about recommending them for actual drinking. On top of that many of them do ...
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How can I improve my binding process to get a better result?

Haven't done it in a while but I used to bind my own books so that I didn't have to pay extra for really cool ones. Mostly printed computer paper from 150 for 300 pages for the contents. This is what ...
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Why have my paper crafts hung on the wall deformed and what can be done to prevent this?

I cut these butterflies, and hands out of paper, spread gum on them and sprinkled glitter. Then I pasted them on these CDs with Fevicol. I did not fold them at all. They were straight the day I made ...
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How can I get dried Elmer's white glue out of hard bristle paint brushes?

I used a class set (I am a teacher) of standard hard bristle paint brushes in a Elmer's white glue and water mixture. Despite washing them numerous times with water and hand soap, they are still rock ...
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How do I choose which adhesive or material to repair action figures?

I have several types of action figures that need minor repairs (small details broken off) and major repairs (limbs broken). Some of these parts are soft, flexible plastic, some hard, and some are ...
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How can paper be glued to cardboard without creating wrinkles?

In my projects, I often wish to affix a piece of paper to a more rigid material, like cardboard, and to do so using relatively large sheets of paper (say, around a square foot or two). However, I find ...
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