There are two basic classes of adhesives in widespread current use. The first class is pressure sensitive adhesives, such as are employed in adhesive tapes. The second class is reactive adhesives, used primarily for structural purposes. A long-standing problem with these types of adhesives is that they are unable of obtaining both a long working life and a rapid cure time. This invention is directed to a formulation and application of one component, shelf-stable, very rapid curing epoxy structural adhesives that are especially well suited for the in-line assembly bonding of electric components, appliances, automotive components, toys, etc.