CA Glue: An Elusive Species?
Issue: Issue 240
Posted Date: 1/12/2010
At this point in my search for CA glue, I’ve concluded there is no such thing. At least on the surface (sorry, couldn’t help myself). I started to call my usual suspects for help, because I was experiencing hairline cracks after milling that needed attention. It was suggested that I put some CA glue on the cracks and sand, because the glue would fill the cracks and afterward, no one would be able to tell. Ahhhhh great, problem solved. When I started calling and said “I need a bottle of CA glue,” I could hear the air go out faster than my old bicycle tire on the other end of the line. “What are you going to use it for?” I explained and the answer back was to use Super Glue. Same thing as CA glue. I answered, “It says here you have CA glue but your description says slow, medium, fast set.” “Oh, well…. All CA glue is Super Glue,” and click. I called five more places and everyone had about the same answer.
Well if you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m relatively new at all this. There’s a whole host of words I want to ask about. But to the problem at hand, I went into my local big box store and asked where the Super Glue is. “What are you going to use it for?” I give up. Leave the crack there and call it a beauty mark. - Steve Rogers
Joanna Werch Takes: Steve, thanks for the entertaining story about your hunt for CA glue. The species has been spotted pretty easily at woodworking specialty stores, like Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. It's pretty easy to bag it if you click through this link.