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advise on adhesives

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by wildpaddler, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. wildpaddler

    wildpaddler Anyone can learn to canoe

    I was just wondering what types of adhesives does everyone use in their laminated paddles. I've been using West System epoxy but would like to try something else. Any suggestions are welcome.


  2. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Titebond3 and Gorilla Glue should work (they're listed as waterproof). I haven't actually used them yet.
  3. bluedcanoed

    bluedcanoed LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I've used Gorilla for laminated paddles, but for hardwood blade repair (cracks near the thin end and replacing missing slivers, I always use epoxy. No failures yet.

  4. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I also use West System, and have experimented with a variety of other adhesives.
    Sticking with the WS. (It sure helps that I won two gallons at small craft builder's rendezvous raffle about 10 years ago. Still using that, as I haven't built a stripper in that time).
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011

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