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Contact cement

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by camaroless, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. camaroless


    Feb 8, 2015
    Hi all its been a while since i posted anything. So i need to find a different contact cement. Quit using barge because it was making my eyes water. Switched to weldwood and I really like it but its allergy season and its pretty rough on the snoot never mind dwindling brain cells. Has anyone found anything any better ?
  2. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I’ve been using barge cement and after a recommendation I’ve ordered weld wood original. I haven’t heard anything else mentioned for cements. For the smell barge does offer low to none voc version.
    Check Barge and weldwood web sites for more info.
  3. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Two others first the inexspensive one : Fast Tack (sp?) see automotive / body shop.
    Cement for sew up (old school) bicycle tires : Tubasti, Continental . . . there are many others. Sold in very small squeeze tubes but look for larger quantity in cans.

    I'm not sure about the fumes I only use them very rarely these days.
  4. camaroless


    Feb 8, 2015
    Yeah there’s a whole lot of brands available. I did see a green can of weldwood brand I think it’s water based. I may order a can and try that. Wasn’t sure if water base would hold well.
  5. Bradenk1987

    Bradenk1987 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 11, 2013
  6. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Yep the green can of Weldwood is pretty much nirvana. Holds great, better than that, way out holds Barge. Try it. I buy it in galleon cans from Home Depot. All I've used for years.
    Sonnydaze likes this.
  7. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Yep, I'm getting close to switching to that green can, it does sound like the best of both worlds. No more fumes making my head feel like it has ball bearings in it.
    I'm a long time Weldwood user and still use it today simply out of cost. But honestly health is more important than money. Tried a tube of barge a while back and agreed, it smells a lot worse and does not stick as good.
  8. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Dave, was about to recommend you for advice, but see you beat me to it...again. Cheers, friend.
    Horsewright likes this.
  9. camaroless


    Feb 8, 2015
    Sounds like the green can is a winner. I haven’t seen it in any stores locally but I will try Home Depot. Not sure if its just me but when i open the red weldwood can all the flys show up and make ya crazy :mad:
  10. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Just for info it comes in smaller cans too. Don't have to buy a galleon to try it out. Ya like it.
    Gary W. Graley likes this.
  11. camaroless


    Feb 8, 2015
    So I tried the green weldwood and wow what a difference. No headaches no watery eyes and no blowflies ! Kinda hard to find local but got a small can. Thanks to all for the input.
  12. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Good deal!!! Glad ya like it. All I've used for years now.
  13. paneraica


    Mar 4, 2011
    I use LePage water based as it's the only thing I can find. Weldwood not sold in Canada for some reason


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