Bandsaw Box glueing/sanding

  • Advertise with us

« back to Finishing forum

Forum topic by AJM posted 08-07-2012 09:28 AM 2473 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View AJM's profile


86 posts in 2321 days

08-07-2012 09:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question apple sander bandsaw finishing sanding arts and crafts

Hello. I would like advice on which glue to buy for making Bandsaw boxes.
I have a language problem at my hardware store so any hints or tips would be great (they speak swedish and finnish and I don’t.)
I know nothing about glue so brands – types – purposes will help me find something when trying to read the label in swedish finnish.
Any advice on sanding grades etc for my apple wood branch bandsaw boxes would be appreciated aswell.

Thanks in advance!


-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

4 replies so far

View bondogaposis's profile


5091 posts in 2553 days

#1 posted 08-07-2012 12:50 PM

Titebond II

-- Bondo Gaposis

View TheDane's profile


5550 posts in 3865 days

#2 posted 08-07-2012 01:55 PM

Thick CA … use accelerator to speed up drying (takes seconds instead of hours).

Sand progressively with 120, 180, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

View huff's profile


2828 posts in 3487 days

#3 posted 08-07-2012 04:14 PM

Anthony, I use any of your regular wood glues, (titebond, Elmer’s yellow, etc.) As long as you get a nice even coat on all your glue surfaces and aline all pieces while it’s clamped, you should have no problems. (make sure you wipe any excess before it dries). I like Gerry’s idea, even though I haven’t tried that before, it sounds like it would make things go along alot faster. Band saw boxes require a lot of hand sanding, so starting with a coarse grit to start with to get rid of tooling marks, making sure you don’t sand away anymore then you have to, then progressively go to a finer grit until you achieve the look and feel you like. Hope you will post some pictures when you finish.

-- John @

View AJM's profile


86 posts in 2321 days

#4 posted 08-07-2012 08:53 PM

thanks for the advice. I am going for a drive tomorrow to grab supplies from a large store… I am buying a sander that hopefully wont leave me with numb hands and pva in as many forms as i can get it in.. sisu – a good finnish word to google.. i will get there.. even if the labelling is wrong..

oooh clamped… i used elastic bands .. yay glad i have a good budget.. random question now are stanley planes any good? i can buy them in the morning as well.

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics