retired1 wrote:I tried 3M's high strength 90. Too thick! save your money. I like 77. Consider this as spray paint. When you are done, invert the can and spray for 2 seconds. (OUTSIDE)
I really like Titebond III for balsa "butt joints".
It slow to set but extremely strong, so do not use any more than is necessary. I say use half as much as you think you need and normally that will be too much.
For CA glue, I have the builders put a tiny drop of glue on the duller side of aluminum foil. Then coat just the area of the stick that needs to be joined by a light touch and possibly a swirl. Old CA is not any good, so start with tiny drops and throw it away after say 3 minutes. For most, it works out much better than even micro dispensers and costs a lot less.
Being a retired chemist, I did not like blue or purple glue, so mixed them in a nearly empty bottle until I got the consistency that I liked. TLAR method--That Looks About Right.
It must work OK because the MS teams and HS teams blew away the competition at state in towers.
Gorilla glue and I do not get along well.
Thanks Retired1. I'm also retired and Sc Oly brings me to 2nd childhood. I worked with balsa more than half a century ago and the world has changed.