Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

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Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by FrogLegs » February 19th, 2020, 8:34 am

My students want to try laminating sheets of balsa to cut their own sticks. What glue would you suggest for this? CA seems like it would absorb too quickly into the balsa before properly layering the second piece.

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Re: Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by sciencenerd123 » February 19th, 2020, 5:16 pm

FrogLegs wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 8:34 am
My students want to try laminating sheets of balsa to cut their own sticks. What glue would you suggest for this? CA seems like it would absorb too quickly into the balsa before properly layering the second piece.
I would suggest using CA (mainly bc that's the only thing I have used), but there many other better builders than me here so just wait for one of them to respond :D

but do remember that laminating adds weight to your boomi(i tried it but it didnt work for me but maybe ur design is different and it might work for you)

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Re: Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by MadCow2357 » February 19th, 2020, 6:44 pm

sciencenerd123 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 5:16 pm
FrogLegs wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 8:34 am
My students want to try laminating sheets of balsa to cut their own sticks. What glue would you suggest for this? CA seems like it would absorb too quickly into the balsa before properly layering the second piece.
I would suggest using CA (mainly bc that's the only thing I have used), but there many other better builders than me here so just wait for one of them to respond :D

but do remember that laminating adds weight to your boomi(i tried it but it didnt work for me but maybe ur design is different and it might work for you)
I don't recommend laminating your own balsa either lol

(but I am by no means one of the better builders out there so let's wait for some better advice :D )
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Re: Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by sciencenerd123 » February 19th, 2020, 7:07 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 6:44 pm
sciencenerd123 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 5:16 pm
FrogLegs wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 8:34 am
My students want to try laminating sheets of balsa to cut their own sticks. What glue would you suggest for this? CA seems like it would absorb too quickly into the balsa before properly layering the second piece.
I would suggest using CA (mainly bc that's the only thing I have used), but there many other better builders than me here so just wait for one of them to respond :D

but do remember that laminating adds weight to your boomi(i tried it but it didnt work for me but maybe ur design is different and it might work for you)
I don't recommend laminating your own balsa either lol

(but I am by no means one of the better builders out there so let's wait for some better advice :D )
Haha you're kidding your one of the best ones imo

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Re: Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by MadCow2357 » February 19th, 2020, 7:10 pm

sciencenerd123 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 7:07 pm
MadCow2357 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 6:44 pm
sciencenerd123 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 5:16 pm
but there many other better builders than me here so just wait for one of them to respond :D
(but I am by no means one of the better builders out there so let's wait for some better advice :D )
Haha you're kidding your one of the best ones imo
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Re: Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by sciencenerd123 » February 19th, 2020, 7:12 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 7:10 pm
sciencenerd123 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 7:07 pm
MadCow2357 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 6:44 pm

(but I am by no means one of the better builders out there so let's wait for some better advice :D )
Haha you're kidding your one of the best ones imo
Uno reverse card (everyone is better than me)
Lol ok if thats what we're doing now... i still believe otherwise... i've seen the advices u be giving

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Re: Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by TheChiScientist » February 19th, 2020, 7:43 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 7:10 pm
sciencenerd123 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 7:07 pm
MadCow2357 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 6:44 pm

(but I am by no means one of the better builders out there so let's wait for some better advice :D )
Haha you're kidding your one of the best ones imo
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Re: Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by MadCow2357 » February 19th, 2020, 7:51 pm

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Re: Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by TheChiScientist » February 19th, 2020, 8:00 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 7:51 pm
TheChiScientist wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 7:43 pm
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(Lol I may be outta the game but I can still give pointers lol)
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I was offering as an overall... In this case I recommend a nice CA bath for the wood.
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Re: Best glue for laminating balsa sheets?

Post by Lorant » February 20th, 2020, 7:58 am

I use regular pink CA to laminate because it doesn't absorb that fast into the wood so you have a bit more time. However, you do have to be very careful with lamination and only use it when the benefits are massive ex: when aiming to decrease the bending moment of a specific piece.
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