I hope someone can help me. I have an old solid brown stoneware jug. Was grandmother-in-law's.
Many years ago, I dropped it and the top and handle broke off, into 3 pieces, relatively unscathed as far as chips.
If I had the right glue, I can glue these back together. Not for sale, but for our enjoyment.
What glue do I use?
It's taken me this long to find the time to fix it!!!
Rather than glue, I would use a clear epoxy. Make sure it's clear, though. Here's a link to the brand that was recommended to me when I wanted to repair some china. You can probably buy it at any hardware store.
Thanks! I'll check it out.
Speaking from (unfortunately) experience...
Before you glue the pieces back into place, do a dry run. I made the mistake of trying to piece together a broken ceramic jack-o-lantern and the very last piece did not fit correctly. If it had gone in second to last, it would have been fine.
With only 3 pieces, it shouldn't be too hard to put back together though. Good luck.
Good idea. Thanks. I did put it back together right after I broke it to see if it could be done. But, NOW, I don't remember which pieces I set first, second, and third.
I will do this again to get it in the order they need to be glued in.
DH was heartbroken when we unpacked storage items and found the jack-o-lantern had broken. Like you, I only wanted it back together for memories sake (his GM had made it). Got all the way to the last piece and it needed to be fitted from the inside. The break didn't line up and ugh - I'm still sick thinking about it.
An extra pair of (very steady) hands to hold pieces while you work would be good too.
There is an extra pair of hands in this house....
DH is our fixer of broken things in this household and as Graciepj says clear epoxy is what he uses.
Make sure all edges of the broken pieces are clean (you can scuff them up with an emery board) also make sure there is a way to hold them in place till the epoxy dries. And yes, a dry run is recommended. Good luck!
LoS, thank you!
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