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Posted on "Open time" versus "Grab time"

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 06:35 PM

Gerry, If you dilute your glue slightly, or even pre-wet the joint on the first few joints, it should prolong the amount of time you have to complete the glue up before the glue grabs.

Some glues, when I know the tack time, I start an egg timer and check my progress as I go. This is mostly for complex glue ups.
When I run my veneer press, I always run the timer. I know that from start, to pulling a vacuum in the bag, I have exactly 12 minutes. This lets me know when to stop fussing with it and get busy.

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