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12-24-2009 08:39 PM

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Marry Christmas fellow sawdust makers!!

I hope everyone has a great and safe Christmas. I will be building my woodworking bench next week I will be laminating the top out of Southern Yellow Hard Pine (plentyful in my area). My question——What is the best glue to use to laminate the top together.


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#1 posted 12-24-2009 08:56 PM

Yellow glue. My chose would be Tiebold II .

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 09:07 PM

I would use Titebond III. Waterproof and all. Good luck and post it as a project when done.

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 10:44 PM

Titebond III

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 05:17 PM

I will be picking up some tomorrwo..

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 09:24 PM

Laminating yellow pine , I love tightbond III , but if you are doing a lot fo gluing at one time in a laminating situation, i would proably opt for a polyurethane , gorilla glue , its slower set , and waterproof, a bit messy and wear gloves , it will stain your hands for a week, ( uh so i hear :) ) , Home depot has a poly with a blue bull on the label, used it alot, cant recall the name , but its alot cheaper and does a nice job,,another option is weldbond, its also slower, you buy it in powder and mix it with water ( plastic resin), laminating .. if you are planning on face gluing two boards together , be careful, yellow pine will cup like crazy , note the growth rings , be sure if you have the rings going up on the top board, the bottom one goes down , an alternative and one i really suggest , is to do a triple laminate , it balances , like veneering both sides, its the same reason all plywood is done in an odd number… if you are cutting strips and and standing them verticle to make a thick top , like a cutting board , glue on, but again tightbond III set pretty fast , so work quickly , and if yo use a poly , understand it needs a little moisture to cure, so i always damp wipe( not wet) one side of a board, you only need to apply glue to one side and a thin coat is all you need, but clamp it well, as it expands as it cures, looks like insulation foam, if your not familar , I like poly in sandwhich situations as it uses the moisture to cure , large laminations, and regular wood glues , can impart alot of moisture , and while they will appear dry, it takes a while for the moisture to leave, i have seen them move after a week or two.. just my experience

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