I am making a model wooden trestle bridge for a Lionel train layout. Lots
of small wooden pieces that need to be glued, many using butt joints.
Anybody have any suggestions for a really quick setting adhesive. The
normal woodworking glues takes too long, it would take forever to put this
together. Jigs are out, there are just many different variations for the
bridge supports being joined. My first thought was to use a hot glue gun
but I was hoping that someone would have a better alternative.
Cyanoacrylate glue (aka "Superglue") is extremely quick, just don't get
it on your fingers. Plus, it sands off pretty easily if you get
squeeze out or drips. Hot melt would work, and the Hipurformer system
by Franklin (titebond) is excellent. However, this glue won't readily
sand off - it needs to be sliced with a sharp chisel. You can buy
different glues that cure at different rates, from 30 seconds up to a
few minutes of working time. I'd go with that.
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