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From: sunni (sunnisan)11/8/16 4:30 PM 
To: All  (1 of 12) 
 71359.1 to the weather. I've carved my cane, cut all my tiles and now I'm having trouble finding the right glue. Anyone know what to use? The grout part is easy, but the glue? What would you use?


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From: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon11/17/16 2:30 AM 
To: sunni (sunnisan)  (2 of 12) 
 71359.2 in reply to 71359.1 

I'd likely use an epoxy or gorilla glue because that is what I have on hand. Love to hear (and see) what you are making! One of the many projects on my vast list is an address plaque for the front I also would like to know what others have used.



From: gilladian11/19/16 2:54 PM 
To: sunni (sunnisan)  (3 of 12) 
 71359.3 in reply to 71359.1 
I would use white caulk, such as is used for applying ceramic tiles to the wall.

From: sunni (sunnisan)11/30/16 10:04 PM 
To: All  (4 of 12) 
 71359.4 in reply to 71359.1 

Thank you, ladies!!! I'm on my second run after trying to mount tiles too large for the curvature of the branch. Sharp edges sticking out made the cane quite prickly. So I'm cutting them all MUCH tinier ad nauseum. I will DEFINITELY post once I get past all the downsizing of the tiles.


From: Ladyartist053/9/17 10:05 AM 
To: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon unread  (5 of 12) 
 71359.5 in reply to 71359.2 

Good to know as this is on my project list as well.


From: Ladyartist053/9/17 10:06 AM 
To: sunni (sunnisan)  (6 of 12) 
 71359.6 in reply to 71359.4 

I am curious if you got this item mounted outside and if so how it is holding up?  Sun, winter weather etc?  Thanks, as I want to put one outside too.


From: sunni (sunnisan)4/17/17 7:00 PM 
To: Ladyartist05  (7 of 12) 
 71359.7 in reply to 71359.6 

i came to a halt on the cane. haven't touched it since I posted. It will be an all weather thing so after gluing it'll need to be sealed with marine grade water-based varathane. I'm fully confident the color will be maintained indefinitely.

back in 98/99 kelly robinson or mia (i think. i've slept since then.) did an experiment with Premo! clay. she made some "rocks" in different colors, used several different sealers and tossed them into her fishpond for a year. Some colors faded a wee bit, others didn't and the marine grade varathane was the winner.


From: Ladyartist054/19/17 12:25 PM 
To: sunni (sunnisan) unread  (8 of 12) 
 71359.8 in reply to 71359.7 

Thanks.   I like varathane too.  I don't really know if  mine is considered marine grade as a friend just gave me some in a container and I never saw the original can.


From: JNyago3/19/18 4:15 PM 
To: Ladyartist05  (9 of 12) 
 71359.9 in reply to 71359.8 

I love Varathane.  The glossy type I often use on pendants and buttons kept its shine through many sessions in the washing machine when I kept forgetting to remove a little brooch that makes the neckline on one of my dresses more modest.  Now I no longer bother to try to remember; if I do notice the brooch when preparing the laundry, I just pop that garment into one of those net bags.  But even that probably isn't necessary.


From: Ladyartist053/20/18 1:41 PM 
To: JNyago  (10 of 12) 
 71359.10 in reply to 71359.9 

Cool!  Good to know, as I may not have washed anything yet, except my fitbit.  LOL


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