Trad Talk Forums banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,198 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
A while ago I started a thread asking about alternative fletching glues. Many people recommended Gorilla Super Glue with the blue cap. I bought it and used it. I found that I tended to put too much glue on the quill with it. Sometimes it would run towards the nock. Then I got it down pretty good, but I had to be very careful with the applicator.

I tie flies and used other types of dispensers for using glue. I found these cheap ones on AMAZON. They work great and lay a thin line of glue down the center of the quill. No waste or runs or mess.


Musical instrument Wood Table Floor Flooring
 

·
Spearhead
Joined
·
3,869 Posts
Gil, keep me posted on this I’m curious as to how long the glue will last in the bottle.
I dislike the large tip on glue bottles.

John, do you gouge out the medium of the feather or just score a line in the medium.



Good thread


Chad
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
789 Posts
Gil, keep me posted on this I’m curious as to how long the glue will last in the bottle.
I dislike the large tip on glue bottles.

John, do you gouge out the medium of the feather or just score a line in the medium.



Good thread


Chad
Chad -

I score a centerline gouge . . . the softness of the quill’s interior does the rest.
( note : I draw the scribe “backwards” and don’t chisel the scribe ”forwards” )

I like it because

- the quill’s gouge for a bead of glue is bombproof in hard usage . . .

- it leaves no mess outside the fletching . . .

regards,

John
 
  • Like
Reactions: Coodster

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,198 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Gil, keep me posted on this I’m curious as to how long the glue will last in the bottle.
I dislike the large tip on glue bottles.
I will let you know Chad. Should be fine. I use similar bottles for tying flies, except when you you put the word FLY in front of it it cost 10 times more. If it works out I will send you one.

Gil
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,198 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Will definitely need a small piece of wire to clean the needle now and then. I am using my fly tying needle for now. I will make some fine wire needles for these also.
Drinkware Table Liquid Wood Fluid
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,215 Posts
I have used that type bottle in the past. I used one of my wife’s sewing pins to keep it clean. I used it with the Saunders NPV glue. Unfortunately that glue tends to turn thick quickly so I had to keep adding MEK to thin it for fletching. I bought a quart of the glue so I was doing the mixing for awhile. But I really liked the way I could get a nice line of glue on the quill. I have since gone back to fletch Tite but no more pints or quarts.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top