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August 4, 2009 7:00 AM   Subscribe

Anonymous-cos-they-might-read-it-filter: I want to make some cufflinks for my dad. What sort of glue do I want to bind things onto findings? What do I want for plastic and for metal (say, typewriter keys)? I can't weld or solder, so was wondering how other people made them.
posted by anonymous to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
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(I like epoxy, the kind that comes in two tubes and you mix it. I've had good luck sticking all kinds of things to other things with that stuff.)
posted by doift at 7:04 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've made typewriter key cufflinks in the past, for gifts and for selling, and have used LePage's Metal Epoxy with good results.
posted by iconomy at 7:04 AM on August 4, 2009


I'm a crafter and I would use Diamond Glaze. It's a dimensional adhesive that dries to a glass-like finish, is very strong, adheres to just about anything (including metal), and is totally non-toxic.
posted by balls at 7:25 AM on August 4, 2009


J-B weld (or other 2-part epoxy) is pretty awesome for that kind of thing.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 8:15 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


I can vouch for Diamond Glaze, too.
posted by ersatzkat at 10:32 AM on August 4, 2009


Nthing Diamond Glaze, though it can be a little hard to find, or I often use E-6000 adhesive when I make jewelry from found objects.
posted by sarajane at 11:31 AM on August 4, 2009


Mmmm. Love J-B Weld. It's awesome. I attached motorcycle sprockets together and it held beautifully.
posted by Sophie1 at 11:41 AM on August 4, 2009


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