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#1 posted 01-18-2012 07:15 PM

FWIW, I use Titebond II almost exclusively. Titebond III is probably superior in many ways, (especially for joints exposed to weather or moisture), but 1 to 2 minutes tack time? That sounds rediculous.

T2 usually gives me quite a bit more time. Wish I could say exactly, but there are so many variables that a range is probably better suited. I’d guess 6 to 10 minutes. Once it is under clamping pressure, full tack time is about 15 minutes—hard to get apart by that time.

Glue ups are like a stage play. I rehearse them to minimize wasted movements. It is preplanned. All the cauls are ready, all the clamps set at the right distances and there’s no interruptions once there’s glue open.

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