Tolerance for Glue Joints? Is this a problem or just cosmetic?

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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 02-24-2016 10:45 PM 853 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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02-24-2016 10:45 PM

On the ends of this board, I’m seeing some glue joints – about half the width of a Walnut pore. These in the picture are the worst of them. I’m pretty sure they will not be visible/noticeable once this is finished, but am curious your thoughts – is this enough that would cause problems down the road? Or is this more of a cosmetic thing?

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, ...

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#1 posted 02-24-2016 10:50 PM

I do believe you will just fine. Over worry.

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#2 posted 02-24-2016 11:39 PM

If it’s just glue I wouldn’t worry about it. If there’s a tiny gap, i.e., glue shortage, it could become a problem, but it doesn’t look like that.

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#3 posted 02-25-2016 01:02 AM

Is that Titebond III ? It tends to have those dark colored glue lines.

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#4 posted 02-25-2016 01:11 AM

Good news. Yes it is TB3. And no gap, just glue.

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, ...

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#5 posted 02-25-2016 01:21 AM

Titebond III tends to leave a darker glue line. I’ve heard people use Titebond II on cutting boards with no problems, I think it drys a lighter color. I have never tried it though. I bet the line will disappear once you put some oil on it.

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