Natural Glue/Epoxy

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by EyAlter, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. EyAlter

    EyAlter New Member

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    Does anybody know a natural/organic wood glue or epoxy to laminate wood for a slingshot? I was wondering if there is an alternative to industrial epoxy. Something a bit more green.
     
  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    I know you can make glue from perch-skin, I just don't know how :eek: I think it has been used for laminating longbows in the past...
     

  3. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Have a Google for 'Liquid hide glue'. Only has two ingredients and both are animal based. Not sure about plant derived glues.
     
  4. Mulgarat

    Mulgarat New Member

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    Believe it or not, low-in-fat quark and calcium carbonate can be mixed to a two-component glue (casein is the actual glue). I did that in primary school and also saw it in different children-tvshows.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qIcg_n4NxA] that's a german video about quark-glue

    PS: No, that tvshow is not what I usually watch, but that is an interesting chemical experiment ;)
     
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  5. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    hide glue
    fish bladder glue
    bone glue
    eyeball glue
    maybe you could use mistletoe berry's
     
  6. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    you can make strong wood glue out of raw egg whites, I saw it on tv lomg ago and dont remember the process so try googling it.
     
  7. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Dried potatoes, ground into powder and then adding vinegar makes a decent plant-based glue. I've only used it for gluing paper, though- I dunno how well it would hold up in a slingshot application.

    -Wild Bill
     
  8. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Well you got me curious there! Looking forward to trying to make a batch of fish glue this next summer!

    Carp will probably be my species of choice, as they are fast breeding and easy to find.
     
  9. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Boiling rawhide, bone and hooves makes a natural glue that dates back to Day 1. Of course you could use the cheap wood glue from Harbor Freight like I do.