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Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« on: January 21, 2014, 02:01:28 PM »
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I'm planning on working on some mock ups for my city district using the cardboard from cereal boxes, which is fairly sturdy.  I'd like a glue that is effective and fast setting, so I'm looking for some recommendations.
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 02:10:40 PM »
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I regularly use thick CA on cardboard.
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 02:51:24 PM »
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Aleene's origonal Tacky Glue works well.
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 05:19:48 PM »
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Catt, what's its drying time Aleene's Original Tacky Glue?
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 06:13:22 PM »
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3M scrapbook glue is amazing.  I've been using it on all my cardboard buildings I'm making.  It's clear, grabs very fast but gives you a little time to position before it totally sets.  It also has two ends, one is like a felt pad with holes so you can wet down a large area with it,  the other is a thin nozzle. 


But if you want instant grab and very quick drying you'll probably want CA.  I just find it a bit too unforgiving in its instant grab, also I tend to glue everything to my fingers instead of the project.
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 06:35:30 PM »
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Barron, often I will use multiple glues at once.  For example if I'm gluing wood to wood and am in a bit of hurry, I'll put a large dot of hot glue in the middle and surround  with either carpenter's glue or two part epoxy.  The hot glue holds the wood in place acting as a clamp and the other glues dries offering the strength.

I suspect I might be doing the same with some of the structures, maybe some quick grab CA for initial stability then more thorough gluing for bracing and the such.
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 07:59:41 PM »
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Catt, what's its drying time Aleene's Original Tacky Glue?

Not sure of the drying time but it tacks up real quick.Back when I was a smoker half a cigarette was long enough to start more gluing.If you can clamp the joint it is even faster.
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 02:09:03 PM »
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For cardboard, matte board or other paper, I still use plain old white glue. It doesn't take that long to set up. Its shelf life is virtually forever. You can clean the clogged up spout with warm water.

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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 02:39:44 PM »
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I like using contact cement. Must be the smell....  :D
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 06:41:09 PM »
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 07:41:22 PM »
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What if one were to glue basswood to cardstock?
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 08:19:18 PM »
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What if one were to glue basswood to cardstock?

Um... you'd have a piece of cardstock with basswood glued to it...  :trollface:
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 10:26:28 PM »
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From all the choices so far, for cardboard mockups, I like the hot glue the best.
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2014, 08:40:35 AM »
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Um... you'd have a piece of cardstock with basswood glued to it...  :trollface:

Ha!  :D
I haven't glued wood to card stock before. Does the wood soak up the CA like a sponge?
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Re: Glue to use on cardboard mock ups
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2014, 09:10:18 AM »
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I haven't glued wood to card stock before. Does the wood soak up the CA like a sponge?

Use thick(ish) CA. I bond wood to cardboard to resin to other stuff all the time. My CA of choice is brush-on Krazy Glue:



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