I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of glue is or can be used to glue wire to inside bottom of a slab or pot? I remember seeing this on a video of someone doing this to help secure a rock to a slab. Thanks, Joe
I have a couple of (second-hand) pots with glued-in wire, but I've never understood why one would do that. It's no problem using wire to attach the screen, and it makes cleaning and sterilizing pots much easier when the wire is not attached.
So someone please tell me why you do it.
Just found the video on " Rock Planting Bonsai " with Marion Gyllenswan. She was using what I think I heard( video was old) was Masakuni diabondo. It was a powder that she placed over the wire then added what looked like a clear glue on top of the powder. She mentioned that it sets very quickly. Although she was using this to secure a tree to the rock for a rock planting I think I can use something similar to secure my rock to the pot.
I helped Mr. Masakuni introduce his instant stone glue to the United States, even had an article on it in the 1985/NO. 1 issue of International BONSAI, page 20.
After much searching and experimentation the best and simplest substitute for this fantastic, quick setting rock glue is:
This combination of two simple ingredients are easy to locate, quick to harden (about one minute) and work well for attaching wire to rocks for clinging-to-a-rock style bonsai.
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