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HOW TO USE CASCAMITE
V. Ryan 2002 - 2022
 

Cascamite is a waterproof glue and is probably the must effective glue of all. It is a white powder and is resin based and should be mixed in a glass or plastic container, two parts water to one part cascamite. It must be stirred thoroughly until it becomes a smooth/creamy paste. Cascamite is a quality glue and is suitable for all furniture especially if used outside as it resists rain water. The stages involved in the use of cascamite are outlined below.

 
 
 
 
1. Pour a small amount of water into a glass / plastic container. Only a small amount is required, normally. Too much water will mean more of the expensive cascamite powder will be needed to produce a ‘thick’ consistency.
 
 
2. Add powered cascamite and start to mix it to the water, forming a solution. Add a little at a time and slowly increase the amount of cascamite
 
 
3. Stir thoroughly until a smooth creamy paste is produced. It should be the consistency of a ‘runny nose’.
 
 
4. Use a plastic spreader or a brush to spread the glue across the surfaces of both pieces. The glue should be spread thinly. Clean up any spills with a damp cloth.
 
 
5. The surfaces of both pieces to be glued should be ‘coated’ in glue, but not excessively.
 
 
 
 
6. Push the two pieces together, rubbing the surfaces from side to side. This will ensure that air is not trapped and that the glue has been spread evenly.
 
 
7. Use cramps such as G Cramps to lock the two pieces together. Leave for twenty four hours before removing the cramps.
The G-cramps shown below, have been set up to clamp two pieces of wood together. Small pieces of scrap wood are used to protect the surfaces of the wood being glued together.
 
 
 
 

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QUESTION : Draw a sequence drawing which describes stage by stage the use of cascamite.
   

SEQUENCE DRAWING - PREPARING / MIXING CASCAMITE

   

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