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  1. Alvin

    Alvin New Member

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    Hi i am new at decoy carving can someone tell me the best glues to use thanks
     
  2. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    When I started years ago I used an epoxy resin and powered hardener marine glue, kinda nasty to use but it worked very well. Now, I think Tightbond, Gorilla Glue and others will work as well. Other guys will chime in I’m sure.
     
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    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Too attach heads or glue two pieces for the body?

    I like expoxy, although I've used bondo which doubled as my filler before too.
     
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    NWRINGNECK Elite Refuge Member

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    I now use DAP plastic resin glue to attach bottom boards to cork, epoxy with a filler to fasten the two parts of wood decoys together and 5 minute epoxy with a screw to fasten heads onto cork or wood bodies.
     
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    aecrowell Senior Refuge Member

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    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I use structural/marine epoxy.
     
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    killerv Elite Refuge Member

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    2ton epoxy at your local store but if you plan on doing a lot, go with west systems.
     
  8. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    If you can do a really good job of sealing the bird after it's completed, you can easily get away with 'water-resistant' carpenter's glue. It's much cheaper than epoxy.
     
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  9. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    This is what I use and have never had any issue gluing heads to bodies and halves of bodies. The glue is only effected by water until cured. A joint glued with carpenters glue is normally stronger than the wood pieces it is bonding. When you do a break test the wood fails, not the glue.
     
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    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    been using Gorilla Glue since I could no longer get formica glue. Seems to work really well. I also use a screw and washer when attaching heads and bodies, even with hollow wood dekes. Gorilla does require sanding on joints because it expands.
    Find what works for you and go with it.
     
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