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Posted on Was (Manipulation of threads by blocking). But, it's turned into a nice thread on Scrapers and Glue!

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 10:59 AM

You’re so off topic griz. You’re talking woodworking here! Iitebond 2 is my standard glue, I’ve used 3 for when I do stuff that might get wet. It does dry tannish colored. It also is less sticky and lets you manipulate the joint longer. Both dry and hold the wood really well.

White glue is very good too. One advantage, that was important when I made guitars, is that with a flatiron you can heat it and it will come apart. Important when you need to replace a fretboard.

I almost never use it now because unlike yellow glues it doesn’t sand. It dries to a shiny smooth patch and it must be scraped off. If you sand it, it will wear the wood down around it and the glue will be the high spot. yellow glue sands pretty much like the surrounding wood.

Interesting side note. Many, many years ago the US army needed to know the strength of certain glues. They glued and clamped, using Elmers glue, 4” of the ends of two 2×4’s overlapping each other and clamped. When put under stress the 2×4 always broke someplace else besides the glue joint. Good thing as, guitars, under a lot of string pressure are held together with just glue.

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