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#1 posted 01-18-2012 06:45 PM

I have switched to epoxy on tuff glue ups and use titebond III on all else. I also have got to last joint in a tough glue up and could not get last joint all the way together. But also on softer woods, the longer the wood is exsposed to the glue [titebound III ] the more swelling of the wood fibers. That is what got me changing to epoxy. I also agree that grab time is 1 min. for titebond III. All tough glue ups, I recruite my sweety to help. She has learned that we only have a minute or two, then my atitude starts to deteriate. Also I have been puting some bowties in on some slabs with cracks and I use epoxy, I think it helps fill voids. Also with epoxy, after it is mixed I can stir in some fine sawdust to add color.

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