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Forum topic by David Grimes posted 03-07-2011 09:06 AM 1187 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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David Grimes

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03-07-2011 09:06 AM

Just thought I would share something that some of you might not be aware of… or possibly are aware but skeptical:

We often have to install crown molding on top of full overlay cabinetry that does not go all the way to the ceiling, so most often there is a piece of ogee mold flat on top of the wall cabinnet hanging just over the edge, then some blocking strips on top and behind the crown to allow face nailing the crown across the front and mitered around inside and outside corners. This results in two mitered joints one directly over the other. Stain grade hardwood requires that these miters be extremely tight and well… perfect.

We have found that using the EXTREMELY fast set (almost instant) and STRONG 2-part FastCap 2P-10 kits and a pin nail gun is the absolute ticket for speed, accuracy, strength and very minimal touchup. Never has a corner miter blown up with this (versus fairly often with using an 18 gauge brad gun and good old carpenters glue or any of the tight bonds (they still have their place)).

We got a sample from a local guy that repairs prosthetic limbs with this stuff (if that tells you how accurate and strong you can be with it).

Hope this helps somebody.


David Grimes

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 01:42 PM

Thanks for the tip. I “m just finishing a caby that needs crown.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#2 posted 03-08-2011 12:39 AM

Had not heard of that particular FastCap product. Thanks.


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#3 posted 03-08-2011 04:59 AM

I’ve been using this glue for a couple of years now. It is great stuff – a little expensive. Quick set and VERY strong. I remember something like 4000 lbs. breaking strength.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 03-08-2011 07:00 AM

LOL I remember the first trial with it was with some maple 3 5/8” crown and we just glued up a scarf joint with some drop material. We tugged on it and finally smacked it with a 22 oz. Eastwing. Yes, it came apart but not the glue joint ! The wood ripped next to the glue joint !

It is a bit pricey. We still use the Titebond original for most joint assemblies. But when it’s stain grade, in your face and has to be quick and tight, this is the go-to stuff.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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