|Forum topic by langski93||posted 06-19-2016 12:36 AM||1339 views||0 times favorited||21 replies|
06-19-2016 12:36 AM
I have used Elmer’s Yellow glue almost exclusively almost out of habit. Pretty decent pricing and always worked for me. I bought Titebond hide glue and its great for problem glue ups. I recently used Titebond III waterproof glue for a kitchen table top because of its waterproof characteristics. I noticed it was “runny” compared to the Elmers yellow, but I did not really mind it figuring the scientists know what they are doing and I have never seen problems posted. Made an end grain cutting board, it still ran like hell, but I did not notice any problem joints (glue starved). Its now living in NYC as a wedding gift. I’m sure the happy couple would never tell me if it disintegrates. They’re just too polite :) Anyway, made another cutting board today and the glue ran like water. I can already tell I have at least two full length starved joints, but will know how bad the damage is tomorrow when I pull out of clamps.
I bought from Woodcraft and paid almost $12 for 16 oz which seems a bit steep but that is not my issue.
It is about 78 degrees here today, probably about 68 in my basement workshop. Temperature sensitive?
I am not that concerned about the cutting boards as I am about the 78” walnut dinner table now in my dining room. The joints look sound, I never saw any gaps.
-- Langski, New Hampshire