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Gavin

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02-08-2013 01:04 AM

I am a newb to the wood working industry. But my grandfather worked with wood all the time so I am taking after him…but to my question. What i the best product to use for gluing flat pieces together? Thanks for your help.


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#1 posted 02-08-2013 01:06 AM

I use tightbond 3, because it has worked for me better than other products out there, and has a reasonable set time.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 01:11 AM

I Agree, Tightbond III is a good glue.. Dont forget about the original Tightbond though as well. If whatever your making will be indoors than the original is still a good glue.

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 01:23 AM

I started using the TB III simply because it takes longer to set up which gives me time to complete the glue up and tweak the boards if needed.

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 01:58 AM

I am partial to Gorilla wood glue, because it’ll actually work down to 50 degrees.

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 02:45 AM

Thanks everyone!!! You all have been a great help!

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 02:57 AM

Gavin, what did the guy at the big box store tell you?

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Gavin

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 03:04 AM

LOL it was funny he was trying to tell me to use the elmers brand…that didn’t sound right

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#8 posted 02-08-2013 03:09 AM

Even indoors, TBIII has a better color for the woods I use most.

TB Original, or Elmer’s Yellow, is cheaper and plenty strong, if the color is OK, use it.

White glue, like Elmer’s, Titebond White, etc… is GREAT for dovetails, box joints, etc… as it allows lots of working time and dries clear.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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WDHLT15

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#9 posted 02-08-2013 03:09 AM

Elmers wood glue is fine, too. I have used a lot of it. However, I prefer Titebond III for the little longer open time.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#10 posted 02-08-2013 05:24 AM

tightbond 3 actually works down to 45 degrees.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#11 posted 02-08-2013 06:25 AM

All yellow wood glues are stronger than the wood, beyond that it’s just preference.

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#12 posted 02-08-2013 07:54 AM

TB2 & TB3 for virtually everything.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 02-08-2013 07:56 AM

Forgot, Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 02-08-2013 08:26 AM

I have used Gorilla glue but I don’t like the way it swells!

I still use TBII but I also use Weldbond for small projects as it dries crystal clear and is probably more versatile than any other glue on the market.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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WDHLT15

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#15 posted 02-08-2013 12:47 PM

TCC brought up a good point. The Titebond III is more cold weather friendly. That is important in my shop as it is not heated or cooled.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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