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Forum topic by ewinger posted 05-18-2016 03:25 AM 429 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ewinger

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05-18-2016 03:25 AM

i have been given some mahogany wood that i have not found a way to fasten it together to make anything. what is the secret to this? i do know it is very hard wood

-- Bill ewinger


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MadMark

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#1 posted 05-18-2016 03:47 AM

Elmer’s has worked well on mahogany for me. Mahog is actually soft/light vs hard/heavy woods like jatoba / Brazillian Cherry.

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#2 posted 05-18-2016 03:55 AM

Depends on what you want to make.

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#3 posted 05-18-2016 04:34 AM

If you are laminating it, I use titebond 3. Never had my lamination come apart.

Good luck

WM

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#4 posted 05-18-2016 12:12 PM

I’ll echo madmark on this one. If it is very hard, you may have jatoba, aka brazillian cherry.

If you plan to use screws, always drill pilot holes as jatoba can often split if you don’t. If you are using glue to laminate, make sure you plane and joint your surfaces before gluing up.

If it is genuine mahogany, or even african mahogany (sapele) these are both fairly soft woods with a distinctive smell when being worked. They’re easily cut/jointed/planed due to that softness and shouldn’t beat up your machines too badly.
Make sure they’re straight & square when you go to fasten them and have at it!

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#5 posted 05-18-2016 12:40 PM


Elmer s has worked well on mahogany for me. Mahog is actually soft/light vs hard/heavy woods like jatoba / Brazillian Cherry.

M

- MadMark

Yes what he said. I use Elmer’s white glue with the mahogany boxes I make.

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