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Forum topic by TheCrater posted 04-06-2011 03:05 PM 2242 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2011 03:05 PM

Hey guys, I’m just wondering what type of glue you guys use for your projects. I’ve used titebond and elmers wood glue before, but I would like something with a clear finish. Something almost like super glue. I searched my local HomeDepot but didn’t have much luck finding anything. Any suggestions? Thanks guys.

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 03:40 PM

I’ve never heard of a clear glue for wood.

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 03:49 PM

White glues dry clear.

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 03:57 PM

I use Titebond III on most everything. I’ll occasionally use gorilla glue if I need to fill a gap. I’ll occasionally use CA glue on lathe projects. I’ve experimented with hide glue but that doesn’t sound like what you’re after. As long as my joint is tight & I clean up squeeze out, I’ve never had trouble with Titebond III. I think that’s the most common general glue around here.

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 04:03 PM

white glue dries clear but you have to scrap it off. It’s doesn’t sand. Yellow glue sands. If there is any stain going on the wood both will show if not removed so the yellow glue is the choice.

I remember seeing a video about 30 years ago where they cut a 2×4 lapped it and glued it together. They put pressure on it and it always broke someplace else besides the glue joint. It was tested for military purposes and found to be the strongest glue for porous materials like wood at the time. Now I’d think that titebond is sort of an upgrade from that. Cool stuff.

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 06:01 PM

Roo glue makes a Roo Clear that I use for melamine. I thought it was designed for non-porous materials (hence, melamine, laminate) but they state you can bond all kinds of things including regular wood to wood. I’ve never tried it in that application, but it’s worth a shot.

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 04:29 AM

Titebond makes a trim and cabinet glue that dries clear ,is thick enough that it wont run,and has a very fast tack time.

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 05:45 PM

You can also get dark wood glue ,to use on ,,,for example ,,walnut

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 08:53 PM

I’ve used white glue for years on finished material and wipe of any excess so it does not have to be sanded. I’ve also used clear Roo glue where I need more flex For most projects I use Tite bond. Depending on what you use it for some glues work better than others.

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#9 posted 04-08-2011 02:15 AM

Is there a particular reason why you need it clear?

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#10 posted 04-08-2011 02:21 AM

Are you asking if the finish isn’t doing well around where your glue joints are?
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#11 posted 04-19-2011 05:25 AM

Sorry wrong thread…..

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