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BarrelBond 5-Minute Epoxy Gel Glue

Item #
43750
Rating:
92% of 100
BarrelBond's 5-Minute Gel Glue has become the pen turner's favorite foolproof method for securing the brass tubes in your pen blanks. It's thicker than CA glue, so it won't run or sag, and because its open time is so much longer, turners have plenty of time to precisely position the brass tubes for multiple blanks without having to remix. With the gap-filling properties of epoxy, the glue also strengthens the blank from the inside out to help prevent blowouts. BarrelBond is waterproof, flexible, easy to trim and sand, and has an indefinite shelf life.Bonds exceptionally well to all wood species, including oily exotics, as well as plastics, acrylics and metal. 2 oz.

Features:
  • 5 minute open time allows you to perfectly position the brass tubes for multiple pen turning blanks
  • 100% waterproof
  • Gap-filling epoxy helps to fill voids and strengthen the turning blank
  • Paste-like formula won't run or sag, and provides some lubrication to ease tight tubes into place
  • Easy to trim and sand
  • Because of its two-part formula, BarrelBond has an indefinite shelf life
  • Easy to mix

(2) 1 oz. BarrelBond 5-Minute Epoxy Gel Glue Tubes
More Information
Brand System Three
Manufacturer Part Number 1001K04
Weight 0.2200
Size 2 oz
4.6 / 5.0
7 Reviews
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Great product!!!
This was my first experience with an epoxy product. Very impressed will continue to use for glueing up my pen blanks.
June 23, 2019
Purchased
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Thumbs up!
Delivered as promised... Excellent product!
August 19, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Good but pricey
I've used several kinds of glue to bond pen blanks to the brass pen tubes, including CA glue, urethane glue, and 5-minute epoxy (several brands). This works best of all the glues I've tried. The only negative is the relatively high cost.
October 6, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Barrelbond epoxy is great
I prefer it over CA glue. It fills voids from the drilling process.
December 22, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Pen making epoxy
Nice compact kit. Epoxy works best when really well mixed. Kit is too expensive!

It would be nice if the kit included some mixing sticks and a small piece of paper for mixing a small batch.
June 20, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Barrel Bond Epoxy
This product description says and shows in the pic these are 1oz part A and 1 oz part B. when I received the tubes they contain .8 oz but the container on the outside says they are 1 oz tubes. I notified Rockler.
It is a great epoxy.
March 20, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Tubes to blanks
I wanted a better epoxy for glueing the brass tubes into the blanks. I like this so far.
September 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
to glue pens stock
Joseph B on Apr 29, 2020
Best rated with indefinite shelf life.
William H on Sep 6, 2019
to glue pens stock
Joseph B on Apr 29, 2020
I’m inexperienced using epoxy and am going to experiment using it
Michael S on Oct 9, 2019
Best rated with indefinite shelf life.
William H on Sep 6, 2019
wanted to try it
David T on May 1, 2019
Recommended for a beter bond
Steve L on Mar 11, 2019
internet reviews
Mjsc5111 on Oct 16, 2018
Pen making. It works great!
Robert C on Sep 14, 2016
I've used this epoxy for over a year. I love it.
MARY S on Aug 12, 2016
Recommended by a friend
LatheRunner on Jun 20, 2016
Great product for intended use
Al on Jan 20, 2016
have not tried before
Richard G on Jul 31, 2015
Repair fishing rod gimbal
William B on Jul 10, 2015
I’m inexperienced using epoxy and am going to experiment using it
Michael S on Oct 9, 2019
wanted to try it
David T on May 1, 2019
What is the best food and dishwasher safe epoxy?
John E on Dec 12, 2016
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Can the mix be stained a color, and what type of dies are required (alcohol base, mineral spirit)??
IAN P on Aug 16, 2015
Will this epoxy glue metal to wood?
Fred W on Jun 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes this two part epoxy gel glue is made specifically to bond a brass tube to a wood blank commonly used in pen turning. It's gap filling,waterproof,flexible and easy to trim once cured. I use it and recommend it !
will it bond to end grain to end grain walnut ?
ellis b on Apr 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure if barrel bond will work end grain to end grain. I have used it on pen making and it does a great job. I highly recommend this product for pen making.
How long before you can start turning the blanks after gluing? Is it 5 minutes?
Jeff H on Jul 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: My experience is that only the part of the glue that is exposed to the air will cure in five minutes. The part that is deeper in will take longer. I had several blanks break loose from the brass tubes when I turned them at five minutes. I let my pen blanks cure for at least an hour before turning them. That may be overkill, since I haven’t tried it for times between five minutes and an hour.
What's the difference between this 2-part epoxy and the standard one?
Alexander E on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Among most the of 2-part epoxies that I have used for penturning/affixing brass tubes to barrels (including this one), I have not found a recognizable difference in their performance. There may be one, I just haven't noticed one after turning close to 700 pens in two years.
Does barrelbond epoxy work with acrylic pen blanks?
Bruce T on Dec 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've never used it on pens however I have used it on knives bonding metal to wood and it's excellent. Follow the directions and there shouldn't be any issues. It set's up quickly so I suggest that you check your fit prior to assembly and work quickly. Tedd M
Can this product be used to fill a gouge on the side of a mahogany stained boat without removing the existing varnish finish ?
John H on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think the varnish and epoxy gel would bond. The epoxy may melt the varnish or cause a reaction