|Forum topic by Jonathan||posted 12-14-2010 05:45 PM||2747 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-14-2010 05:45 PM
I am near the end of one of the projects I’m making as a Christmas gift, but just want to make sure I use the most appropriate glue for the job.
The project in question is a cork trivet. I’ve got a chunk of maple that I hogged the center out of in order to glue the corks down. I am wondering what the best glue to use for this might be? Preferably waterproof (like TBIII or Gorilla Glue), as well as heat tolerant/resistant since there will be hot pots and dishes sitting on top of the corks. I have cut the corks about half way through, lengthwise so that I have a nice glue-up surface.
I have also thought about using clear silicone caulk, as I like the fact that it’ll dry clear (compared to TBIII and the regular Gorilla glue that I have on-hand) and the silicone is obviously watertight.
I’m trying to think long term here as far as heat-up and cool-down cycles. I could be very well be putting too much thought into this, but I figure I might as well ask, rather than risk using the wrong product for the job.
Anybody have any solid input on the subject? Thanks in advance!
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."