Gluing up Padauk

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Forum topic by Chelios posted 03-02-2010 03:22 PM 1653 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2010 03:22 PM

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I am about to start a project using some great looking padauk. Should I have any special considerations with gluing it up? I have never used exotic woods before.

thanks for your help

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#1 posted 03-02-2010 03:24 PM

I’ve used padauk quite a bit and I have had no problems with gluing. I use Titebond III.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

#2 posted 03-02-2010 04:08 PM

I agree with richgreer. I don’t think anything can escape the deadly grasp of Titebond III, maybe with the exception of Teak or some other very oily wood, but that’s only hearsay. And it’s a good choice for darker woods as it dries with a slightly tan color that won’t show up on your Padauk. Congrats on entering the world of exotic wood.

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 06:34 PM

I also glued padauk with Titebond III. Works just fine.

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#4 posted 03-02-2010 06:57 PM

Titebond II works fine as well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-02-2010 10:54 PM

Thanks to all for your good advice. You all are great.

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#6 posted 03-03-2010 06:23 AM

Never had a problem using tite bond II-III. Paduak’s saw dust is like bringing home sand from the beech. I’ve been out in public shortly after working with it only to come home look in the mirror to see I was bright orange.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 06:25 AM

glueing padouk isn’t of any concern….now dealing with everything stained red is another question…lol

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