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Forum topic by Chaplainrandy posted 09-27-2015 07:25 PM 935 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2015 07:25 PM

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I am working on a bowl made out of bocote which I cut with the scroll saw. I do this by cutting out two halves, glue them together and then stack and glue those pieces. I am struggling a bit with getting the glue to hold. I wiped the joints with acetone, and it still didn’t hold. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to glue this up.


-- Randy

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 08:37 PM


I always wipe Bacote, Cocobolo and other highly oily woods down with DNA to take the oil off the surface and then glue it. It has worked very well for me.

I am also thinking Acetone should have worked to and I am wondering how long you tried to glue it after wiping it down. If to long the oil tends to seep back to the surface.

I am really looking forward to see what you are making

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 09:39 AM

Thanks Arlin, I had waited too long before gluing….

-- Randy

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