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02-21-2013 05:30 PM

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Guys, I need to buy some new glue and have only used Elmer’s carpenters glue and Titebond 3, I find that the Elmer’s dries way too fast for me when I’m trying to do a glue up with several parts. What would be a better choice?

#2 I’m working on building a table saw sled and was looking for a set up for actually making a wide cut. From the start of my blade to the front of my saw I only have about 12” which doesn’t let me rest the sled and board to be cut without support. I have an adjustable roller support but it moves and doesn’t keep it in place firmly.

#3 I need some new router bits and was looking at Woodcraft and their prices seem pretty high, is there a good place on line that sells quality bits at a better price?

Thank you for looking, Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 05:35 PM

Elmer’s white glue has a longer open time. I usually use white
glue for furniture because of this. These days I am using
Titebond 2 Extend, which has a good open time for
joinery. The reason I use it though is because it works
with my hot press. If I didn’t have the press, I’d
just use white glue and not care what brand it is.

MLCS sells router bits at very reasonable prices. I own
a lot of brand name bits and some MLCS. For
raised panel bits the brand name ones like Freud
are nice, but for most stuff the MLCS is plenty
good enough, imo.

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#2 posted 02-21-2013 05:39 PM

I have heard that if you add a little water to the glue, it’s set time will increase. That being said, I use Titebond for all of my work.

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#3 posted 02-21-2013 05:40 PM

1. Titebond-III (3) will give you more open time. alternatively you can try to do glue ups with less parts (glue the project in steps)

2. you can use longer runners that fit into the saws T-slots and will keep it in place IN ADDITION to a more stable roller base / infeed table of sorts. – one thing to keep in mind with cross cuts on the TS, is that when you are doing wide cuts like that you need a setup that will maintain it’s precision across the entire length of cut. some runners/T-slots will result in the sled moving left/right a tad bit causing the cut to be less than perfect/desirable.

alternatively – you can do wide cross cuts with a hand held circular saw and a straight edge (that’s what I would do)

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#4 posted 02-21-2013 05:42 PM

keep your eye on Craigslist for used router bits, I sold a full plastic container years ago, the guy got a great deal!

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#5 posted 02-21-2013 07:29 PM

I like titebond-3 glue.

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#6 posted 02-21-2013 07:34 PM

I second the MLCS for router bits.

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#7 posted 02-21-2013 09:35 PM

If I am doing a complicated glue up and need more open time, I go with epoxy. System 3 GelMagic is nice to work with.

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#8 posted 02-22-2013 12:58 AM

Sounds to me like a giant sled with a supports off the back side of the saw would be the way to go with that cut.

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#9 posted 02-25-2013 02:20 AM

Guys, thank so much for all the replies.
The following is a representative pic of the stand I use in front of my saw and was hoping that there were some recommendations to make this thing more stable. Or perhaps a totally different idea for something that could be attached to the saw itself and can be removed or folded out of the way would be much appreciated.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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