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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 08-02-2017 01:49 AM 1161 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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08-02-2017 01:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dissolve glue titebond ii

I’m in the middle of a project where i am building a wooden Garden bench see picture below… I made a mess of using my router template in carving out the letters, so I need to remove the 2×6 piece and do it again I used pocket hole screws and Titebond II wood-glue to secure it, I can remove the pocket screws but I am wondering if there is a way to dissolve the glue so as that I don’t make a mess or destroy the back slats….

Thanks Everyone in advance

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”


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jbay

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#1 posted 08-02-2017 01:56 AM

Take out your pocket screws and use a fence and a skill saw and cut it off.

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#2 posted 08-02-2017 02:03 AM



Take out your pocket screws and use a fence and a skill saw and cut it off.

- jbay


I did think of that but that would create a kerf the slats wouldn’t fit back to the piece I’m removing and I’m not that accurate will a skill saw and I don’t have a straight edge that long..

Appreciate your input jbay

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 08-02-2017 02:06 AM

Maybe you could leave it as is and cut out the lettering them make an inlay to replace it.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 08-02-2017 02:10 AM


Maybe you could leave it as is and cut out the lettering them make an inlay to replace it.

That’s a great idea but I’m crap at inlays

- woodshaver Tony C


-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#5 posted 08-02-2017 02:10 AM


Maybe you could leave it as is and cut out the lettering them make an inlay to replace it.

- woodshaver Tony C

That’s a great idea but I’m crap at inlays

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#6 posted 08-02-2017 02:14 AM

Vinegar will do the trick. Takes some time but it will eventually loosen up. Word of caution, don’t let any metal come in contact with the wood as long as there’s a trace of vinegar on/in it. It’ll turn the wood black.

I’d pull the screws and use the holes to get the vinegar to the glued joint.

Good luck.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#7 posted 08-02-2017 02:18 AM



Vinegar will do the trick. Takes some time but it will eventually loosen up. Word of caution, don t let any metal come in contact with the wood as long as there s a trace of vinegar on/in it. It ll turn the wood black.

I d pull the screws and use the holes to get the vinegar to the glued joint.

Good luck.

- Gene Howe

Awesome Gene what kind of vinegar??
Would regular white vinegar do the trick

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#8 posted 08-02-2017 02:22 AM

One more thought for you Ed, engrave a plaque and lay it over the mistake ..

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Woodknack

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#9 posted 08-02-2017 05:04 AM

The enemy of glue is heat.

Titebond recommends a heat gun.
http://www.titebond.com/frequently_asked_questions.aspx

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 08-02-2017 03:10 PM

Well mission accomplished I was getting ready to inject the vinegar into the joint when I saw a little daylight between the top and the slats and figured I could get a chisel in there and so I could severing the glue ever so gently and off it came

Yay!!! Thanks Everyone for the input and comments

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#11 posted 08-02-2017 04:12 PM

AWESOME Ed :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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