LumberJocks

Can I apply oil finish before glueing?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Manado posted 12-19-2009 03:24 AM 911 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Manado's profile

Manado

6 posts in 2772 days


12-19-2009 03:24 AM

I am building a simple sign, and want to know if applying an oil finish to the parts prior to glueing will interfere with the glue. The sign consists of a maple board with letters and a border cut from meranti. I was planning on using tung oil to finish, and wanted to avoid the hassle of trying to get it in all the nooks. Thanks.


4 replies so far

View papadan's profile

papadan

3065 posts in 3059 days


#1 posted 12-19-2009 03:28 AM

Not if you really need a tight permanant glue up. Put it together and just use a brush to get into the corners.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

View Manado's profile

Manado

6 posts in 2772 days


#2 posted 12-19-2009 03:36 AM

Thanks Dan, that answers that.

View Blake's profile

Blake

3442 posts in 3565 days


#3 posted 12-19-2009 08:22 AM

yes, oil will interfere with the glue.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

View stefang's profile

stefang

15512 posts in 3025 days


#4 posted 12-20-2009 05:06 PM

The above. Mask off all your glue joints before you apply the finish. Personally I would not do this except for hard to get at places. It takes a lot of time to mask and needs to be precise, not to mention the extra cost.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com