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Nov 24, 2021 11:00:02   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
If you don't know about the miraculous properties of super glue and baking soda mixed together, you're in for a treat. I learned of this from a guitar maker, but Adam Savage (Mythbusters) also mentioned it on his show.

If you have to fill in a small crack, chip, or imperfection, drop some baking soda onto the area and add a drop of super glue. The mixture will harden like steel in under a minute. Then you can file, sand, or drill it. I've done this several times, and it works like magic.

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Nov 24, 2021 15:37:34   #
dancers Loc: melbourne.victoria, australia
 
will it work on split fingernails????

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Nov 25, 2021 05:13:37   #
whatdat Loc: Del Valle, Tx.
 
jerryc41 wrote:
If you don't know about the miraculous properties of super glue and baking soda mixed together, you're in for a treat. I learned of this from a guitar maker, but Adam Savage (Mythbusters) also mentioned it on his show.

If you have to fill in a small crack, chip, or imperfection, drop some baking soda onto the area and add a drop of super glue. The mixture will harden like steel in under a minute. Then you can file, sand, or drill it. I've done this several times, and it works like magic.
If you don't know about the miraculous properties ... (show quote)


What did you we it on, Jerry?

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Nov 25, 2021 05:14:52   #
whatdat Loc: Del Valle, Tx.
 
Edit: What did you use it on, Jerry?

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Nov 25, 2021 06:10:31   #
riderxlx Loc: DFW area Texas
 
jerryc41 wrote:
If you don't know about the miraculous properties of super glue and baking soda mixed together, you're in for a treat. I learned of this from a guitar maker, but Adam Savage (Mythbusters) also mentioned it on his show.

If you have to fill in a small crack, chip, or imperfection, drop some baking soda onto the area and add a drop of super glue. The mixture will harden like steel in under a minute. Then you can file, sand, or drill it. I've done this several times, and it works like magic.
If you don't know about the miraculous properties ... (show quote)


Yes this works great for many repairs. I first saw this as a standard fix or repair for nicks on helicopter blades.
I have use this technique serval times to fix things and it works great.
Bruce.

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Nov 25, 2021 08:15:19   #
Canisdirus
 
riderxlx wrote:
Yes this works great for many repairs. I first saw this as a standard fix or repair for nicks on helicopter blades.
I have use this technique serval times to fix things and it works great.
Bruce.


Helipad: It will be just a moment sir...they are supergluing the blades...

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Nov 25, 2021 08:22:21   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
dancers wrote:
will it work on split fingernails????


Super glue alone would work for a fingernail.

"Interestingly though, according to its creator, Dr. Harry Coover, Super Glue actually was used in the Vietnam War to help close up wounds on soldiers while they were being transported to hospitals to then receive stitches. Today, a form of cyanoacrylate is often used in place of or in conjunction with traditional sutures."

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/08/super-glue-was-invented-by-accident-twice/

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Nov 25, 2021 08:27:12   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
whatdat wrote:
Edit: What did you use it on, Jerry?


I built a ukulele with eight strings (well, twelve strings, really), and I had to cut all new slots in the nut - the thing that feeds the strings from the tuners. I filled in the original slots and cut new ones. I'm still trying to get the spacing right.



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Nov 25, 2021 08:50:45   #
riderxlx Loc: DFW area Texas
 
Canisdirus wrote:
Helipad: It will be just a moment sir...they are supergluing the blades...


If there is a chip or small chip or Nick on the blade they fill it in with superglue and the baking soda then they sand it smooth

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Nov 25, 2021 09:27:29   #
dave.speeking Loc: Brooklyn OH
 
Been using super glue and baking soda for 30 or so years.
Used sparingly on balsa wood flying models.

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Nov 25, 2021 10:13:39   #
JBRIII
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Super glue alone would work for a fingernail.

"Interestingly though, according to its creator, Dr. Harry Coover, Super Glue actually was used in the Vietnam War to help close up wounds on soldiers while they were being transported to hospitals to then receive stitches. Today, a form of cyanoacrylate is often used in place of or in conjunction with traditional sutures."

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/08/super-glue-was-invented-by-accident-twice/


I was told by a surgeon that many tools, etc. are often used by them before offically approved versions are produced. They just go to a hardware store, then of course sterilize them.

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Nov 25, 2021 11:16:21   #
sourdough58 Loc: Maine
 
dancers wrote:
will it work on split fingernails????


My hands crack open and are very sore in the winter, my Dr told me to use supper glue on the cracks, and yes I have used it on a broken fingernail.

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Nov 25, 2021 11:42:48   #
mindzye Loc: WV
 
sourdough58 wrote:
My hands crack open and are very sore in the winter, my Dr told me to use supper glue on the cracks, and yes I have used it on a broken fingernail.


I had a Naturopath recommend this for split fingers (painful - and why is it you always manage to hit them on EVerything?? )

For skin rejuvenation: Calendula (yes from the flower) lotion/ gel works on cuts, scrapes etc. w/ amazing efficiency. I believe you can purchase this at Walmart in the pharmacy section. I keep it in the medicine cabinet.

Homeopathic Silicea: can get it in different 'potencies'; I considered a 30c. A more aggressive approach to consider is a 200c potency. My experience was that it closed the open splits within a couple of days.

Many of the hospitals in 'the old days' - around the turn of the ummm, last, century relied heavily on Homeopathic applications. Hope this helps, and continued Good Health.

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Nov 25, 2021 12:33:42   #
whatdat Loc: Del Valle, Tx.
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I built a ukulele with eight strings (well, twelve strings, really), and I had to cut all new slots in the nut - the thing that feeds the strings from the tuners. I filled in the original slots and cut new ones. I'm still trying to get the spacing right.


Quite a ukelele. Must be a complicated instrument to learn how to play.

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Nov 25, 2021 14:45:45   #
KillroyII Loc: Middle Georgia
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Super glue alone would work for a fingernail.

"Interestingly though, according to its creator, Dr. Harry Coover, Super Glue actually was used in the Vietnam War to help close up wounds on soldiers while they were being transported to hospitals to then receive stitches. Today, a form of cyanoacrylate is often used in place of or in conjunction with traditional sutures."

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/08/super-glue-was-invented-by-accident-twice/


I recently had surgery and the entry was a 3” slit in my neck. They were no external stitches... just some kind of medical super glue. It did great! After a time, a bit of residue pealed off and a smooth surface was left... no puckers that are common with stitches. I wasn’t supposed to take the bandage off for a few hours but it fell off in Recovery, and they didn’t put another on. Nurse said it was sealed.

By the way, a neurosurgeon performed spine surgery through that hole, replacing 3 disks with spacers, grinding away some bone deformities, straping 4 vertebra together with a titanium plate an several screws. I believe these guys could rebuild a V8 engine through a 3” hole... amazing.

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