Hi Guys, I have a Martin mahogany concert-sized Uke and the bridge has completely pulled away from the body while in its case in storage. What is the best (strongest) glue to use to secure a bridge? Cheers, HansiR
Hot hide glue is best if you're set up for it, otherwise red Titebond is a close second. Be sure to carefully scrape all of the old glue off of the gluing surfaces of the top and the bridge. You want to glue wood to wood, and with some clamping pressure. If you use hot hide glue, and you're sure that it was used for the original build, you don't need to be as scrupulous with cleaning the surfaces, because hot hide glue will bond to itself.
Regular Cyanoacrylate like Super Glue can cause skin irritation and burns.
It was used in Vietnam in a spray to stop bleeding and close wounds to get the soldiers to the hospital before they bled to death.
I seem to remember a brouhaha about eye surgeons using it for cataract surgeries and the FDA saying it wasn't approved. And the containers weren't sterile.
There is a medical version that was developed for wounds and incisions that doesn't burn.