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Angela

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09-02-2011 02:23 AM

I’ve always use Titebond or Titebond III. Do anyone use something different and why?

I’m doing a 48” long by 26” wide glue up.

I’m using just two boards so there’s only one glue line and I’m a little worried about strength so I thought I’d ask with everyone else uses.

This is a photo of the dry run glue up.

Thanks
Angela

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GaryL

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#1 posted 09-02-2011 02:29 AM

Any of the Titebond series ( I to III) will work fine for what your doing. Usually the glue joint is stronger than the wood itself.
Titebond III will give you a little more working time and is less elastic than the other two.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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lilredweldingrod

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#2 posted 09-02-2011 02:42 AM

Titebond III and double the clamps. Just kidding about the clamps. I just wanted to see you sweat.

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 03:13 AM

It depends on the glue-up I’m doing at the time. I do use TBIII most of the time, but also like TB Extend for
an extra couple of minutes…..If it involves several large boards, like a wide table, I have used Hyde Glue. It is very slow setting, and gives you plenty of time to get everything glued and clamped. Guitar builders use it almost always…..Hey Rand, don’t be picking at her about the clamps. Looks like she’s got it under control…..lol.

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hObOmOnk

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 03:25 AM

1. Sokui – homemade Japanese rice glue.
2. Liquid Hide Glue.

Blessings,
Bro. Tenzin

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Angela

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#5 posted 09-02-2011 03:28 AM

I have more clamps!

I’d use more clamp but I made those wood supports to help the pipe clamps. Also I only had three on top cauls but didn’t think that was enough so I made two more.

I use TB and TB III based on how much time I would need. I’d planned on using TB III but still wanted to know what others use.

I read a lot of furniture makers use hyde glue but I’ve never used them. I thought you had to heat the glue up first before using it. I see they have a hybrid type of hyde glue in a bottle that you don’t have to heat but I’ve haven’t tried it.

Does TB make an extended glue besides TB III?

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SSMDad

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#6 posted 09-02-2011 03:52 AM

I haven’t tried TBIII but have seen the good comments here and elsewhere on it. I use TBII and it seems to work fine for most of my stuff, even laminated turning blanks.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#7 posted 09-02-2011 04:00 AM

Of any of the Titebonds, I prefer Titebond III because of the longer open time, as well as the waterproof factor. Although I haven’t used hyde glue, I may start sometime soon. From what I’ve heard/read, it gives you plenty of time to make adjustments and get everything just right.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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lilredweldingrod

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#8 posted 09-02-2011 05:15 AM

Roz, I like the clamp racks too!!!

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sgtq

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#9 posted 09-02-2011 06:16 AM

I like the clamps lol I guess I wont feel so bad when I come home every now and then with a couple more

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Loren

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#10 posted 09-02-2011 06:23 AM

Most modern glues are stronger than wood. Glue strength is seldom
an issue unless you are asking the glue to fill gaps beyond its ability
or starving the joint.

White glue for cabinet and furniture work, usually. Dries harder and has
a longer open time than yellow glues. Yellow glues tend to fill gaps
a bit better and work better for outdoor stuff, but the joints will creep
in some situations.

I use plastic resin glue for glue-ups too. No creep at all. Dries hard and
brittle.

I use fish glue for instrument repair and small things. Grabs real fast. I just
buy the little tiny bottles.

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fussy

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#11 posted 09-02-2011 06:37 AM

I use Elmer’s white and yellow for nearly 40 years with no problems. As Loren says, most glues are stronger that the wood; especially in a edge-to-edge application. Use enough clamps, but don’t squeeze yhe glu out too much and starve it.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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woodzy

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#12 posted 09-02-2011 06:52 AM

My wife laughs when i tell her how coveted clamps are.
I use LePage wood glues, mostly out of habit and a lack of bad experience’s using it. They have a large enough selection to fit any specific need i may have. The cost is often a factor. tTtebond is expensive. Probably becasue it a good product but LePage works for me.

The gorilla woodglue is good too. I haven’t used it that much.

Good topic

-- Anthony

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derosa

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#13 posted 09-02-2011 06:57 AM

I’ve been using the tb hide glue in the bottle for two furniture projects and I really like how it works, allows things to slide without being slippery. I don’t believe that it is any good for exterior use since it does break down with water. I use TBIII for cutting boards and it holds fine even submerged for short period of time so it should be fine for exterior.

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shipwright

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#14 posted 09-02-2011 07:05 AM

Hot hide glue for strength, hardness, fine glue line and repair-ability. I’m a convert from the pva circuit and I won’t be going back.

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Angela

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#15 posted 09-02-2011 09:37 AM

Shipwright – what Strength do you use?

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