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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #34: Gorilla To The Rescue

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Blog entry by William posted 1140 days ago 2772 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 33: It Takes Two Part 34 of Around The Coffeepot Ramblings series Part 35: Gorilla Did It's Job »

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-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/



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Dave

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#1 posted 1140 days ago

Good Grief Charlie Brown. Now it took you, me and a gorilla to make a book stand. Wow.
Looks like a very good mend in process. Only time will tell. Good luck on the contest. May bee they will have pity and award you a sharpening stone.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#2 posted 1140 days ago

I hadn’t thought of that. Now, according to my original riddle of, how many Lumberjocks does it take?, I guess we’re up to three. Since the gorilla is right there on the Lumbrjocks homepage when I open it, I assume he’s a Lumberjock now?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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William

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#3 posted 1140 days ago

Of course if we have a gorilla Lumberjock, he’d look like this.

No he’s not just picking his nose for the fun of it. He’s making something. All lumberjocks make something. What’s he making you ask?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

#4 posted 1140 days ago

Me, you, and the Tormek to the rescue. Sounds like you whacked it with a dull chisel. I’ll help you fix those dull chisels soon.
I’m gonna try and get out and sharpen all my “whacker” chisels this weekend. If you head to Williams again soon SuperD, swing by and I’ll send a lender set with you to take.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 1140 days ago

I will have to give the wood gorilla glue a try. I had used the other one before (the one that grew) and it was amazingly strong. I am happy to see that you rescued your project though. Stuff like that happens to all of us.

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 1140 days ago

I wish I had thought to point that out Sheila. The regular Gorilla Glue (the one that grows) is terrible for wood. I say it’s terrible because fo that exact reason, it grows. If used in a joint, it will expand to the point of destroying the jont that it is supposed to be holding together. I originally bought the Gorilla wood glue by mistake. It was beside the Elmers in the store and I accidentally picked it up. Until then I hadn’t even realized that Gorilla made a dedicated wood glue. I realized the mistake at checkout, but decided to give it a go anyway to see if it was any good. I have bought nothing else since. I have had to point out to a lot of people when discussing glues though that they do make a wood glue. There are a lot of people out there that think of the expanding stuff when you say Gorilla glue.
I love the Gorilla wood glue though, especially for things such as some of the large clock I’ve built. As long as there are no stresses causing things to be pulled apart, all you have to do is hold two pieces together for three to five minutes and they’re there for the duration. I have put joint together like this, no clamps, and tested them the next day and couldn’r believe the strength they had. A simple butt joint, as long as you make sure they have glue all along the joint line, will break the wood itself before the glue fails.
I usually apply glue to one surface and join them together. I have found that it works better on very hard woods (like pecan) if you apply to both surfaces. This will create extra squeeze out, but that is just the nature of using glue I recon.
KTMM, I greatly appreciate the offer, but no thank you. I won’t use them even if you send them. I never use someone elses tools. It never fails. If I use someone elses belongings, something will go wrong. What I do need to do is get together with the sharpening master (you) and learn to get them sharper than what I have been. Actually, what I may need to do first is to get a better set of chisels just for things like this. I’ve been eyeing a set of Marples at Home Depot.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 1140 days ago

I was like you in that I thought there was only the expanding GG. I am definitely going to try the one for wood. I agree that the expanding gorilla glue was one of the strongest glues I have used. I am sure there are many of us who have stories of using it and then after realizing how it expands, try to get if OFF! That stuff is STRONG! If the wood glue is anywhere near as strong as that, without the expanding mess, I think they may have a new customer!

PS – Can you sand it decently?

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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William

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#8 posted 1140 days ago

It sands out well, but it is like most other wood glues. It will pretty much guarantee that finish such as stain will not penetrate. So, if you’re planning to stain your project, you have to be very careful not to get it on surfaces that will be stained.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 1140 days ago

That makes sense. I figured as much. I just don’t like those kinds of glue that stay kind of stretchy and roll rather than sand off.

:)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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