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Jim Earl

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09-24-2011 08:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: basswood question joining arts and crafts

I have been in woodworking for several years, and the worse trouble I have found in getting the woods to hold together. This year I have designed a couple of sleighs that I need to find a glue that will hold the runners to the body. They are only 1/8” thick and even gorilla glue wont hold them together. Does anyone have any I dea that will help me. I sure could use the help. Thank You James L. Earl

-- Jim Earl

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 08:42 PM

Jim I’d go with epoxy. It will fill in any small gaps between the parts and it doesn’t foam like Gorilla Glue.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 09-24-2011 09:08 PM

Have to second the epoxy.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 03:20 AM

did you moisten the surfaces you mated together? gorilla glue needs water for activation. ive used it a few times and have had good results, i wouldnt use it in place of yellow glue for bonding wood to wood though. we use roo glue alot at work for bonding prefinished material as well

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#4 posted 09-26-2011 02:44 AM

What the heck is BORG?

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#5 posted 09-26-2011 03:11 AM

It’s a term for the evil big box stores that put all the family business out of business and sell things by statistical modeling methods vs. family knowledge and skills passed down from generation to generation. If refers to a collective from Star Trek. (I believe)

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#6 posted 09-26-2011 04:50 AM

Yes the word Borg comes from Star Trek, but I have seen others use it as an acronym for Home Depot—>Big Orange Retail Giant.

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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#7 posted 09-26-2011 05:00 AM

I had been wondering about BORG as well, but was scared to ask, everyone else seemed to know. So I thought I was missing out on something.

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#8 posted 09-26-2011 05:17 AM


Fortunately, around here about the only thing you miss out on by not asking is an opportunity to learn something. Ask away!!


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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