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  • #16
    I know Devcon 2T is meant to be very good as Lloyd mentioned. Either is fine I think, I used Acrylic pliers and hold the post and push down firmly for about a minute after glueing. I have drilled holes in a short 2x4 that the pearls can sit in, peg down, after I'm sure they aren't moving.
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    • #17
      What a great set up for gluing, Katbran! Holding the pieces together for at least the recommended time is important. Lately I've been gluing bails for pearl pendants only and nestle them in a bowl of rice to keep them vertical.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by pattye View Post
        Lady D's point is important also; does the post fit snugly in the hole, or is there play? It's also recommended that the post be grooved or roughed a bit to help the glue adhere. I've had the best luck with gel superglue (I think Wendy @Pearlescence recommends this; I've edited to correct the type of glue, sorry.) I'm over cautious and let the glue set 2x recommended time before I test it. Too much glue can be a problem, too.
        Hi folks - long time no post. My ears were burning so here I am. Yes, we use gel superglue after encountering problems with epoxys (epoxies?) . It dries fast, to tack in a couple of minutes and fully within around 10. The added bonus is that there is a specific glue remover gel as well, which works if the setting goes wrong or if you manage to glue your finger to your ear.
        Glues all work by solidifying a vacuum - think of two glasses or saucepans jammed into each other. The glue fills the necessarily thinnest gap between the two. It's not a filler like ..what do you call it in the US..spackle? That's why the post especially needs to be the right size for the drill hole.
        If you are faced with an already drilled hole which is too big for your post you'll need to get a bigger post.
        Use about half the amount of glue you think necessary.
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        • #19
          Yay! Glad to have your expertise back here on the forum, Wendy!
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          • #20
            Yes! Welcome back Wendy!
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            • #21
              Since we're on the subject, I came across this clamp which looks like a brilliant device to ensure proper positioning. Click image for larger version

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              I think an old fashioned wooden clothes pin with a V cut out of it might also do the trick.
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              • #22
                Rice idea is good Pattye !

                I also mark the face and the cup so I know exactly where they need to line up. Double sided tape can hold the pearl still.

                Sarah - that clamp is interesting... never seen that before !

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by JerseyPearl View Post
                  Since we're on the subject, I came across this clamp which looks like a brilliant device to ensure proper positioning. [ATTACH]76120[/ATTACH]
                  I think an old fashioned wooden clothes pin with a V cut out of it might also do the trick.
                  Interesting! Where did you find it?
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                  • #24
                    Hello Douglas

                    Here’s a YouTube video of the tool in use https://youtu.be/o6QGg8la5Wc

                    Yotsuba (Of Japanese Pearl drill fame) have them.

                    @JersyPearl yes your right, I have used the humble wooden clothes peg since the 70’s, very effective when doing large batches of pearl gluing.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Bernadette View Post
                      Hello Douglas

                      Here’s a YouTube video of the tool in use https://youtu.be/o6QGg8la5Wc

                      Yotsuba (Of Japanese Pearl drill fame) have them.

                      @JersyPearl yes your right, I have used the humble wooden clothes peg since the 70’s, very effective when doing large batches of pearl gluing.
                      Wow! Thank you! My first pearl drill was a Yotsuba! Great quality and worked for 20 years...but I had never seen that tool. Love the idea!
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                      • #26
                        Thank you JerseyPearl, Pattye, Katbran and pearlescence for your expert input. I just use a piece of double stick tape.

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