This weekend I decided to work on my workbench a bit so I put this project to the side for a while. While I was out working I took a really close look at the laminate and noticed that it is starting to debond at the edges! I have no idea why this is happening or if it will stop. I put the top on a flat surface and piled up as much weight as I coudl find on top to try to press the laminate down. The final cure time on the contact cement is supposed to be 7 days and I made the top 7 days ago so it is probably too late. The top came out really nice so I hope that this is just limited to the edges maybe and doesn’t cause any kind of waviness on the top.
If anyone has any ideas why the contact cement didn’t stick properly let me know. As I wrote in the entry where I put the top on I noticed that the wood kept sucking up the cement and I had to really apply a lot in order for the surface to be “glossy” the way the instructions said it should look. So far my guess is that I didnt put enough cement down along the edges.
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