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    What type(s) work best for joining steel to wood?

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    Re: best glue for metal to wood?

    I have always used PL Premium or Liquid Nails. You could try Instant Grab. Not sure I would want to use a urethane without clamping well.

    Tom
    http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

    Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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    • #3
      Re: best glue for metal to wood?

      What specifically are you joining?

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      • #4
        Re: best glue for metal to wood?

        Yeah, that's a pretty vague question.
        Darrel Hunter

        "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford

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        • #5
          Re: best glue for metal to wood?

          If you just want it to stick: epoxy, pl premium, silicone.

          If it's something technical i.e. has to withstand a certain amount of shear, torque or heat I will talk to my industrial Loctite supplier. I've used their stuff for for metal guide bushings to acrylic for drilling jigs and metal to wood flush door pulls. They make an adhesive for every conceivable application. http://www.henkelna.com/adhesives/in...sive-14972.htm

          http://www.henkelna.com/us/content_d...alBrochure.pdf
          Last edited by dave_k; 05-15-2012, 08:17 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: best glue for metal to wood?

            charles. There are two answers.

            Polyurethane glue or sika EBT.

            If the joint is to be flexible use EBT, if not use polyurethane.

            If you go for polyurethane you have 2 options, a liquid format like gorilla or titebond (purple) or a gel format dispensed from a tube using a skeleton gun
            Limey Carpenter

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            • #7
              Re: best glue for metal to wood?

              update

              Sika EBT is avaliable in half a dozen colours. If they don't suit you, you can overpaint it.
              Limey Carpenter

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              • #8
                Re: best glue for metal to wood?

                Originally posted by dlhunter View Post
                Yeah, that's a pretty vague question.
                Sorry, it's for threaded rod going into wood cabinet pulls. Needs to withstand a little torque, not much.

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                • #9
                  Re: best glue for metal to wood?

                  Gel or liquid version of polurethane glue, Skia EBT, and even silicone at a pinch. they all work in the situation you describe

                  In all cases ensure the rod is pependicular to the knob/pull after the glue has set, tightish tollerances help
                  Limey Carpenter

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                  • #10
                    Re: best glue for metal to wood?

                    Originally posted by charles View Post
                    Sorry, it's for threaded rod going into wood cabinet pulls. Needs to withstand a little torque, not much.
                    5 minute epoxy.

                    Why would someone be twisting the knobs, shouldn't they be pulling on them?

                    Tom
                    Last edited by tjbnwi; 05-17-2012, 08:34 PM. Reason: spelling
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                    • #11
                      Re: best glue for metal to wood?

                      tjb has added glue type 4 to the list.

                      His post has reminded me that a 5th and 6th glue types should be added to the list (in low torque appications) superglue and "miterfix"
                      Limey Carpenter

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                      • #12
                        Re: best glue for metal to wood?

                        Originally posted by tjbnwi View Post

                        Why would someone be twisting the knobs, shouldn't they be pulling on them?

                        Tom
                        First we twist to install (other end of threaded rod secured by nut), then pulled ever after.

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                        • #13
                          Re: best glue for metal to wood?

                          Originally posted by charles View Post
                          First we twist to install (other end of threaded rod secured by nut), then pulled ever after.
                          Use these and a screw;

                          http://www.amazon.com/8-32-Press-Woo.../dp/B003R3GJD4

                          These and a nut;

                          http://www.boltdepot.com/Hanger_bolt...nish_8-32.aspx

                          These into the wood knob;

                          http://www.buildex.com.au/multi-use_selection.html

                          Tom
                          http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

                          Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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                          • #14
                            Re: best glue for metal to wood?

                            I've used Gorilla Glue with success. The 4X expansion might be a pain to deal with, though.
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                            • #15
                              Re: best glue for metal to wood?

                              Tom, those are good but the materials are already on site. The reason for threaded rod is that we are securing 4" thick insulation to an attic hatch.

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