Mounting zinc cuts

Hello to all.I have a collection of zinc cuts that have never been mounted to blocks,and I am wondering what method is used to do this effectively,whether or not glue is advised?
Thanks for your input…

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We mount a lot of copper and zinc plates onto wooden blocks at my shop. The easiest way to do it is with gel-type Super Glue, with an accellerator. You can get it at the Hobby Shop. I’ve been using it for about ten years now and have yet to have one come loose.

The one thing you need to be sure of is that your blocks are well-seasoned, and flat. You should not just run out to Home Depot, buy any old piece of wood and expect it to stay flat. Before mounting, let your wood acclimate in your shop for several weeks, and then only pick the flattest pieces.

Hi Blain,
as Winking cat press is writing, the geltype super glue ist the right solution. Only difference I don’t mount the plates on wood but on a poly-urethan material which is normaly used in foundry patternshops. I get this small cutoffs for free and they are available in 25mm (1 inch) thickness, so only a little milling is required. This material will never warp, bend or swell/shrink.


Thank you both for your helpful comments!Sorry I haven’t had a chance to thank you sooner…B