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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 1552 days ago 2036 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This video is an accompaniment to my column in the April 2009 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. The article serves as a general review of common woodworking glues and when to use them. The video, however, focuses specifically on urea resin glues. These glues definitely have their advantages: low water content, gap-filling, long open time, and rigid glue lines just to name a few. But keep in mind the one big disadvantage: safety. These glues are pretty nasty and you might be best served considering other options. But with proper precautions (gloves, goggles, and respirator), this glue can be a nice addition to your shop. The two brands I use are DAP Weldwood, and Unibond 800.

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#1 posted 1551 days ago

Thanks for the info Marc. I was wondering how the Unibond 800 compares to Titebond Cold Press for Veneer? Have you ever tried the Titebond?
Thanks again,

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#2 posted 1551 days ago

As always, great tip Marc.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 1551 days ago

Thanks guys.
Gbear – I haven’t played much with the PVA type veneer glues. But I have heard good things about them. JoeWoodworker sells some decent glues that are much nicer to work with, in terms of safety. In fact, I know some folks believe the need for urea resin glue is quickly going away, since there are options what are safer to work with and work just as well. I can definitely tell you that the next time I veneer something, I’ll be trying one of the safer alternatives.

Just an FYI, my original fear of using these alternatives was their water content. But that’s a concern that comes from other people’s experiences. So I’ll keep you posted on what I find.

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#4 posted 1551 days ago


As always thanks for the helpful videos. Makes me feel a little more comfortable to try certain new things.

Thanks again


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#5 posted 1551 days ago

Thanks Mark, between you and Charles Neil it’s hard for me to keep up with all I’m learning!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 1548 days ago

uni bond for life!


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