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Forum topic by Alexander posted 03-11-2011 06:22 AM 902 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Alexander

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03-11-2011 06:22 AM

I want to glue yellow heart and purple heart together. What kind of glue should I use. I thought yellow but don’t know how it would react with these woods.

Thanks

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.


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Greg3G

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#1 posted 03-11-2011 02:56 PM

Any white/yellow glue should work fine. I personally use Tightbond III and Liquid Hide glue. I don’t use the Polyurethane glues….I have had a lot of joint failures with it. It could have been my fault but I have never had an issue with any PVC glue (yellow). I have worked a lot with Purple heart and have never had any issues with PVC glue. I have not used yellow heart but unless it is an oily wood, I don’t think you would have a problem. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#2 posted 03-11-2011 11:42 PM

I’ve worked a lot with both yellow and purple heart. Yellow or white PVA glue work just fine on these woods. The white will dry with a clear bead and the yellow drys with a yellow bead. Either one will hold fine. When using dark woods (like walnut), there is a dark PVA glue that dries with a dark bead thus hiding the glue joint well.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#3 posted 03-12-2011 02:45 AM

Thanks for the input. I’m off and running.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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