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pickpapa

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08-11-2012 09:05 PM

I’ve been trying to remember to put this up here. The mill I work in has a large quantity of Jequititba. It is a beautiful wood, however, there are some substantial issues with working it. I don’t have any experience using it but my supervisor does. He states that all glue joints fail, tools dull quickly and ALL glue joints fail. Question is, has anyone here ever successfully used/glued this wood and if so, with what type of glue.
Thanks for even looking and have a great day.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3


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tenontim

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#1 posted 08-11-2012 09:27 PM

Sounds like you need to build something with it using pegged mortise and tenon joints or keyed tenon joints or wedged tenons. No glue required!

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 09:30 PM

Is it a strong wood? You could make joints that don’t require glue or make tools from it or just turnings!
.........................Jim

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 08-11-2012 09:53 PM

Jequititba is from south america. I had a few boards of it several years ago. It was sold as a mahogany substitute and not sure if it really caught on since I do not see it at the lumberyard anymore
. I made a end table out of it for a friend and it is still glued together. I am sure i would hear about it if the table came unglued. I used titebond III.
I do not know why your friend says all glue joints fail…What glue is he using?

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pickpapa

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#4 posted 08-11-2012 10:57 PM

Greg, they used a PVA glue which comes in 55 gallon drums. They also used polyurethane glue like “Gorilla glue”. What they have done is laminate it over cores for door stiles. They said out of 60 glue ups, all 60 failed. All I really know is it looks nice and they bought 700k worth and don’t use it. I was just trying to figure it out and save the company from storing something they can’t use.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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AandCstyle

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 12:15 AM

“All I really know is it looks nice and they bought 700k worth and don’t use it.”

Glad I wasn’t the person responsible for that decision!!!!! :0

-- Art

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