|Forum topic by Woodstock||posted 09-17-2012 07:28 PM||1385 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-17-2012 07:28 PM
I’ve got a project that requires me to glue inserts of hard maple onto the end grain face of a block of cocobolo. I’m using Tightbond II.
In researching “gluing and finishing of cocobolo” I have seen others suggest because of the high oil content, to wipe down the surface to be glued and/or finished with acetone till there is no color left on the paper towel after wiping. This in theory indicating that one has stripped off the surface oils (for the moment till they wick back up from inside), and this will allow the glue and/or finish to grip better on the surface.
Well, here in “the real world” I just spent 30 minutes wiping down a piece to be glued. After 12 sheets of paper towels I am still seeing lots of color being left on the towels. I know I take things to extremes at times, but what is realistically acceptable, figuring in the “law of diminishing returns”?
Also I was thinking of spraying several light coats each of thinned sanding sealer (Bulls eye) and pre-cat lacquer. It’s a kids toy so I expect I’ll need a “as bullet-proof” finish as I can get.
Any other suggestions?
-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".