Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Titebond No-Run, No-Drip Wood Glue - What glue shuld I use for toy making?

I have been using Titebond No-Run, No-Drip Wood Glue for a few weeks in a recent project I tried several different types of glue to glue the legs on toy dinosaurs. If you have ever made these you know that getting the legs to align correctly is a challenge. Leg position is critical on the dinosaurs that stand on two legs only. I had four types of glue available.

Titebond No-Run, No-Drip Wood Glue
Titebond No-Run, No-Drip Wood Glue

  1. TiteBond II
  2. Aleene's All Purpose Tacky Glue
  3. Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue
  4. Titebond No-Run, No-Drip Wood Glue
All of them were slippery but, Titebond No-Run was by far the best. It moved less and set up faster than any of the others. All I had to do was hold the legs in place with a little pressure and then add the clamps. I guess that I didn't need the clamps. However, I'm not that confident.

I have almost stopped using TiteBond II for toys because of the color. I prefer glue that cures clear for painted toys.

Aleene's All Purpose Tacky Glue isn't tacky.  I started with Aleene's but after having to disassemble a couple of toys, clean the glue off of them, sand a reassemble them I decided to try other things.

Elmer's is slippery and slides around just as bad as the first two.
While writing this, I decided that if I make more of these, I should make a template for attaching the legs.
Handmade Wooden Toy - Baby Dinosaur
Handmade Wooden Toy - Baby Dinosaur

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