Speaking about coming unglued ....
I'm putting together a glass vase and a glass bowl to make a bird bath. The vase and bowl are made out of very heavy quality glass. They are not painted glass.
I always drill glass whenever possible however the glass pieces on this project are just too large and too thick. (I have the best success with diamond core drill bits and my drill press.)
I've also tried several glues (including the popular GE II) but the pieces for this project end up coming apart. So I need some suggestions.
The final bird bath project will weigh about 6 lbs. and will be about 19 inches high and 19 inches in diameter. (I should have placed a reference object in the photos to show the scale of the project.) I will set the base(vase)over a rebar post in the ground so that it doesn't tip over. I plan on storing the bird bath inside during the winter so freezing won't be an issue.
In the past I have tried many, many glues on various projects and the results are hit and miss. I'm convinced that the substrates are part of the mystery on why some pieces bond and others don't. I also think there are some manufacturing glues that will work and will dry clear but they are expensive, hard to get in small quantities, and they need a UV source for curing.
Although orange is not my favorite color I think the orange bird bath will look great in the new daylily garden I planted last year.
The vase and bowl were Salvation Army finds. The vase cost $1.49 and the bowl cost $3.00.
Any suggestions on how to secure these pieces together?
Any suggestions? It's all so confusing! LOL.
Thanks from a girl named Max.
PS: Sorry the photos are so large. I don't know how to reduce them.