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Posted on What is the best glue for laminating?

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 10:49 PM

I actually did a couple of closet doors with contact cement. Worked fine but it supposedly has a lot of creep. In other words, eventually gravity will cause it to sag a little.

Woodweld or other urea resin glues work well I’ve been told but I have a hard time keeping my shop warm enough to use it so I have a bucket of powdered, catalysed urea resin glue that has yet to be opened.

Titebond 1 works, titebond lll works, but titebond ll has too much creep. Titebond lll has more open time which can be a good thing.

As far as resawing face veneers, the final step should be running it through a thickness sander. I just pay the shop at my lumber yard to run mine, they usually only charge about $7.50 which is their minimum. I resaw it myself but am thinking about having them do that part too. That has more to do with labor costs though. If I want to pay myself a decent wage, it actually costs a little less to have them do it.

I use door stiles I cut off of a commercially built door as culls when clamping up engineered core frame members. Keeps everything nice and flat and distributes the clamping pressure more evenly.


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