Notebook, 1993-



Commonly Used Adhesives

Fast-drying airplane cement is most useful, because it can easily attach pieces of cardboard or balsa wood to a piece of wire and will be firm in a matter of a few minutes. It is also good to put a dab of the cement anyplace at which a thread is attached to a wire to hold the thread firmly in place.

In working with airplane cement, it is a good idea to work on pieces of waxed paper, because cemented objects will not adhere to the waxed surface.

[Edward L. Mattil, Chairman, Dept. of Art, North Texas State University. Meaning in Crafts. Third Edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1971. The Chapter on Modeling and Sculpting]



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