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04-19-2010 08:40 PM

Well, I painted myself into a corner. I have some off time now, kitchens are all done. My sister has me building a wall unit for storing her scrapbook stuff. She wanted all of these small cubby hole style drawers, the kind that inset and do not run on drawer glides. This is a pain to build because of all these small drawers.

I did not design with drawer glides in mind but I do not like the way the drawer works without glides. Since they are tiny drawers, I elected to place one “side mount” KV TT100 centered laying flat under the drawer. This will sturdy the drawer and allow it to glide in and out nicely and weight will not be an issue using them this way as they are small drawers.

OK, mounting to the underside of the drawer is no problem, then I went to mount the mating part of the glide inside the cubby hole. OOOOPs, I did not think this one through. I have small ridgid 12v drills but still to large to be used inside these cubbys. Nothing I have will fit inside so then my wheels are spinning about how to fasten the 2nd part of the glide inside the cubby hole.

Well, I told my sister she could donate 100.00 to the project, after all she is getting the best deal on this unit. So this evening I am off to buy the Titebond Hipurformer gun. I think it will get more use then you would think because there are task in cabinet building where this thing could come in handy.

I did read a review here at LJ on this product. Does anyone else have any comments about this product. I also was wondering if I have a joint put together incorrectly, can I reapply heat and reverse the joint and take a joint apart without destruction??? I have always wondered that about cabinet doors. When I mess up on a cabinet door, it means destructing the door because TB II does not come apart.

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 11:12 PM

I don’t even know what Titebond Hipurformer is :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 11:21 PM

I just found the review that you mentioned http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/157
Looks like a great alternative.
Bruce

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 11:50 PM

Well, I just got home from making this purchase. I am now anxious to play with my new toy. I actually think I will get a lot of use out of this little deal and I am sure it will work really well for what I am going to use it for.

Thanks,

Jerry

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 04:10 AM

the hipurformer did just what I needed it to do and made me look like a genius instead of a goof up or oops, I did not plan that well. Great job for hipurformer. I have to say that it will not get much use but occassionally I can see it come in real handy.

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 08:02 AM

Will it come back apart if you heat it?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 08:36 AM

I have used the HiPurformer for a few years now but have never stuck metal to wood. It has worked perfect on everything else for though. I also do not use it all of the time but more than I initially expected. I think that once you get comfortable with it you find more uses.
I did a story on glues a while back and while talking to the folks at Titebond found out that the sandability rating is actually how glue responds to the heat generated by sanding. All glues tend to soften as they get hotter. The glues with a higher softening temperature point have a higher sandability rating, those that soften at lower temperatures have a lower sandability rating. I expect the HiPurformer glues will also soften to some degree when heated. It would be best to glue up some scraps, let it set fully and then try heating it to see if you can get it apart. I have not done this myself with the HiPurformer glues.

-- Tom Hintz, www.newwoodworker.com

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 03:03 PM

Topamaxsurvivor, I am not sure about your question. I might do an experiment to see. What I have read is that the bond is “permanent” but it seems to make sense to be able ro reheat the joint. I have always wanted to find a different system for my door building because with titebond I have never had success at taking a door apart if I had any issue with the door. I would always end up taking the door apart with the TS. A friend told me a long time ago he knew of a cabinet shop that had some method of applying a heat element to the door joints and then being able to break the joint apart that way but I am not sure about all of that.

In any case, the hipurformer glue goes quick and is expensive.

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 03:11 PM

Not sure that I understand what you are wanting. You want to screw the part to the bottom of the cubby? If so, tap the head of the screw with a hammer or whatever you can get into the back to get it started. Put a screwdriver bit in a 1/4 socket and ratchet that dude in.

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#9 posted 04-28-2010 07:50 PM

I am just wondering if it will soften and be able to be disassembled if heat is applied? If so, what about setting in the sun?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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