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wiser1934

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06-24-2016 05:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: maple cherry question

want to make a board of squares (glued up) squares approx 3×3 to make a 9×12 board. since i am gluing end gtrain, what glue should i use??? many thanks

-- wiser1934, new york


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#1 posted 06-24-2016 05:08 AM

titebond II

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#2 posted 06-25-2016 02:54 AM

thank you

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#3 posted 06-26-2016 04:18 PM

I am imagining a checker board pattern in which end grain is glued to edge grain squares. I am also assuming that the squares are around one inch thick. Take my opinion for what its worth but I have never been able to glue end grain to edge grain with any success at all. Even if the wood initially adheres, the differential expansion and contraction of the wood pieces with changes in humidity will cause cracks to form at the joints. There is no adhesive you can buy that will prevent that from happening. If I wanted that kind of appearance, I would make thin, say 1/16”, blocks and glue them to a stable surface like plywood or MDF.

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#4 posted 06-26-2016 07:08 PM



want to make a board of squares (glued up) squares approx 3×3 to make a 9×12 board. since i am gluing end gtrain, what glue should i use??? many thanks

- wiser1934


Is that inches or feet or inches and feet?

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#5 posted 06-26-2016 07:19 PM

End grain to edge grain is risky and not recommended but a great glue like Titebond 2/3 or even a polyurethane glue may yield success. I make a lot of end grain butcher blocks and edge grain cutting boards and find that the more precise the joint is, the better the glue is, and the proper clamping pressure and dry time are all big factors in a long lasting bond. MTMWood videos on YouTube are great examples of proper glue up techniques and practices, he makes some very nice stuff.

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