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Forum topic by FlyinWillys posted 11-17-2016 06:44 AM 716 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-17-2016 06:44 AM

I just recently acquired a large quantity of Osage Orange. It is very hard, very dense and very oily! Has anyone found a glue that will work on this type of wood? If so what process do you use to clean the oil off before gluing? Thanks!

-- Old retired guy!


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#1 posted 11-17-2016 12:26 PM

I use tight bond 3 on Osage in cutting boards all the time. That said, the Osage that I have has been curing for a LONG time and is exceptionally dry.

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#2 posted 11-18-2016 04:51 AM



I use tight bond 3 on Osage in cutting boards all the time. That said, the Osage that I have has been curing for a LONG time and is exceptionally dry.

- UncannyValleyWoods


How long is a long time?
Mine has been sitting for quite a spell too!

-- Old retired guy!

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#3 posted 11-18-2016 05:43 AM


I use tight bond 3 on Osage in cutting boards all the time. That said, the Osage that I have has been curing for a LONG time and is exceptionally dry.

- UncannyValleyWoods

How long is a long time?
Mine has been sitting for quite a spell too!

- FlyinWillys

Oh those are real definite times, “a long time”, “quite a spell too”
It is an oily wood, wipe with Acetone or Naphtha on the gluing surface to get rid of natural oils on the surface, then TiteBond 2 or 3.

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#4 posted 11-18-2016 06:40 PM

“a long time” is equivalent to an unknown quantity of years.

Three years ago I met a guy who had several hundred board feet of solid 4/4 osage, milled 2.5 inches wide and eight feet long. Never seen anything quite like it before. The guy I purchased from said that it had been milled for flooring. He purchased a larger batch and used it throughout his home.

I bought the stuff for 3$ a stick!

I imagine that the wood had been air dried many years before it was finally milled. To be used as flooring, it had to have been stabilized slowly (I assume)...

Since I got a hold of the stack, I’ve worked it down little by little, but like I said, I’ve had it laying around for three years.

If I were to put a number on it…I’d wager that they were originally milled in 2006 and could have been cut nearly any time before that.

Specific enough? ;-)

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#5 posted 11-18-2016 07:19 PM

My stack is kind of the same thing! I bought a large stack of Walnut from a guy whose dad had died and he was clearing out his shop. Just before i arrived to pick it up, he called and said he had found another stack and wanted to know if I wanted it for the same price. Well long story short, I got all he had for 100 bucks and it filled the bed of my pick-up. I got it home and all of the extra he added turned out to be Osage. As all of it was all rough cut and aged, all the out side was dark and dirty so I couldn’t tell the difference. It wasn’t till I started to machine some “walnut” that I found the difference. No one here had ever seen it so it took some research to even find out what it was. It had been at the bottom of this guys stash for years but no one seems to know how long. Or for that matter how it ended up in this area of Oregon! Thanks for your information, I appreciate it!

-- Old retired guy!

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#6 posted 11-18-2016 09:16 PM

Anyone willing to sell a small piece of one of those Osage boards?
I’ve been looking for a bit to try and replace the scales on a knife I have from the 60’s where the plastic cracked.
I can get it other places but like to shop “in the community” as it were.

Also I know that knife makers use Osage often and I think they use 2 part epoxy although I’ve seen quite a few opinions back and forth.

-- Making wood smaller while trying to make it prettier.

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#7 posted 11-18-2016 09:28 PM



Anyone willing to sell a small piece of one of those Osage boards?
I ve been looking for a bit to try and replace the scales on a knife I have from the 60 s where the plastic cracked.
I can get it other places but like to shop “in the community” as it were.

Also I know that knife makers use Osage often and I think they use 2 part epoxy although I ve seen quite a few opinions back and forth.

- Neko2

I’d give you enough for a knife handle if you would pay for shipping!


-- Old retired guy!

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#8 posted 11-19-2016 12:25 AM


I d give you enough for a knife handle if you would pay for shipping!

- FlyinWillys

Sent you a PM to keep from further derailing the thread. Thanks!

-- Making wood smaller while trying to make it prettier.

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