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1010 days ago

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I am making a Mission Bed. This is my first mortise and tenon build. It is a Queen size and both the headboard and foot board have 29 spindles each. I have dry fitted it and all is well. My question is what type of glue should I use that does not set up to fast so that I have time to assemble and get is squared and clamped.

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#1 posted 1010 days ago

Titebond II makes a glue with an extended open time or you could use hide glue which doesnt require any clamping. TB has a hide glue out there in a brown bottle. There is probably a way to thin the glue as well, ive read using water will slow down the cure rate. I think id go with the hide glue or extended TB II.

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#2 posted 1010 days ago

I wouldn’t even attempt to thin the glue. Titebond II extend.
product details here, you may have to search online for it
http://www.rutlands.co.uk/finishes-glues-&-materials/glues/glue---pva/4134/ii-extend-wood-glue---16-oz

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#3 posted 1008 days ago

If you need more time or cant find titebond extend epoxy will give you much more open time as well, epoxy wont make the joints expand as you glue up either

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#4 posted 1006 days ago

I have found the Titebond Extend. Thanks for all the info guys!

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#5 posted 1005 days ago

You’ve got plenty of good suggestions already, but if you can find plastic resin glue—DAP Weldwood—you’ll have plenty of open-pot time for that extensive glue-up.

Also, if those spindles fit fairly snug, I’m not sure it would be necessary to apply glue to all of them.

Let us know how the Titebond Extend works out for you.

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woodjunkie

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#6 posted 1004 days ago

You have a good point Tbone. The tenon fit very tightly into the Mortise. I am thinking maybe they do not need to be glued as they really do not contribute to the strength of the bed. Thanks for getting me focused.

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#7 posted 1004 days ago

Without a doubt the best glue for that particular job would be Old Brown Glue by Patrick Edwards. It is a liquid hide glue with a long working time and completely reversible. It also won’t show up like other glues when stained and finished. I really recommend checking out his web site.

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