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FancyShoes

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08-14-2018 02:22 PM

So I forgot to flip over my glue up onto the clamps so it would not stick to my outfeed table.

What do I do?


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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 08-14-2018 02:53 PM

What type of glue, sometimes a heat gun will soften it up. I keep my outfeed and assembly tables heavily waxed, any glue spill just pops off.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#2 posted 08-14-2018 03:20 PM

Pry it off as best you can. Hopefully you won’t have to saw it off. Reface your outfeed table with plastic laminate and keep it waxed.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 08-14-2018 03:36 PM

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#4 posted 08-14-2018 03:52 PM

That should pop loose with that hammer you’ve got there.

At least you better hope it does…....

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Underdog

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#5 posted 08-14-2018 04:22 PM

I think you’d have the best leverage on the end hanging off the tabled. Knock it sideways near the end to attempt to shear the glue lines off the table. If that doesn’t work then pry it up on that end and see if it comes loose.
Hope you can get it back off!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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clin

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#6 posted 08-14-2018 05:22 PM



I think you d have the best leverage on the end hanging off the tabled. Knock it sideways near the end to attempt to shear the glue lines off the table. If that doesn t work then pry it up on that end and see if it comes loose.
Hope you can get it back off!

- Underdog

This ^^

While the glue is strongest in shear, that applies to whatever that gray surface is on your table. So this might be the best way to do the least damage to either the outfeed or glue up.

But rather than hit it, which might work fine. Consider running a clamp or clamps from the edge of the outfeed table to the glue up. Do this at one end and see if you can crack it free.

No matter what, there a good chance you’ll either take some outfeed table with it, or leave some of you boards behind. But at this point, I don’t think there much else you can do. And the sooner the better. That glue isn’t getting any weaker.

As mentioned moisture can help soften the glue, but I don’t see any way to get moisture to it that won’t adversely affect the glue up and possible the outfeed table.

Too late now, but as others have suggested, keep that outfeed and any other tables waxed. It’s pretty amazing just how well glue comes off a waxed surface.

-- Clin

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Underdog

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#7 posted 08-14-2018 07:35 PM

If that’s a forklift gate there on the left…. then that might be the easiest way to get it off. Put that right fork under the left end and…. lift!
If it doesn’t wind up picking up your whole table!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#8 posted 08-14-2018 07:49 PM



If that s a forklift gate there on the left…. then that might be the easiest way to get it off. Put that right fork under the left end and…. lift!
If it doesn t wind up picking up your whole table!

- Underdog

Lifting from one end will also help to “peel” the wood from the table, instead of trying to pop the entire surface at once. This should concentrate the force into a small area that moves with the glue line.

-- Steve

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FancyShoes

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#9 posted 08-14-2018 08:46 PM

Hit it with the hammer and a board to take the blunt, and it popped loose. Luckily nothing was damaged. So just have to clean some glue off the table.

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#10 posted 08-14-2018 09:13 PM

Wax is your friend. My outfeed is construction ply and everything just pops off.

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#11 posted 08-14-2018 09:26 PM

That’s going to be funny , someday…

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#12 posted 08-15-2018 01:09 AM

Wax is good, but Bates glue release is unbelievable. Goes on easy and nothing will stick to it. If it was on your out feed table, you wouldn’t have even known glue got on there because the board would have lifted off.

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Underdog

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#13 posted 08-17-2018 12:51 PM



Hit it with the hammer and a board to take the blunt, and it popped loose. Luckily nothing was damaged. So just have to clean some glue off the table.

- FancyShoes

AWESOME!
Lesson learned.
Unless you’re like me and repeat the same mistake…
WAX that table.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#14 posted 08-25-2018 11:32 AM



That s going to be funny , someday…

- hairy


It was pretty funny to me right now! Reminds me of when I built my dog house in the garage and it was too big to fit through the gate to the back yard!

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#15 posted 08-25-2018 12:12 PM

+1 on using a plastic laminate on the table top, especially if you regularly using it for as an assembly table. My outfeed table doubles as an assembly table and after a glue up, I can simply run a wide putty knife over the surface to scrape or pop off any glue drips. Even CA, Epoxy and most types of finishes come off easily.

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