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Forum topic by MikeDe posted 03-21-2013 10:55 PM 891 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2013 10:55 PM

I just planned some pine boards down to just
under 3/4 inch. I am going to cut them to the finial size
before I finish planning them to 1/2 inch
There are some knots in the wood and I know that sometime
they can come loose. What I would like to do is apply some
glue to hold them in place. I use Titbond glue and it is to thick
to get around the edge of the knot and I wonder if anyone
has used a type of glue that would be thin enough to flow into
the knot.

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 11:00 PM

If you have space around the knots titebond will work fine. Just apply titebond to the front and hold a shop vac to the back,after you have sucked the yellow glue to the bottom add some low tack tape to the bottom to keep the glue from running out. Let it firm up and remove tape and excess glue before it’s totally dry.

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 11:00 PM

I use an epoxy called “Z-Poxy” that I get at my local hobby store. It is thin and will run all the way through the wood around a knot. I put masking tape on one side so it all does not run out that underside. Sets up overnight, is clear, and sands well.

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 11:28 PM

I’ve used plain old super glue aka CA glue, as well as a two part epoxy, the two part epoxy that I used was from a big box store that ended up being pretty thick and left some small air bubbles but that was probably my choice of epoxy that was the main problem. There are some great videos on YouTube about stabilizing knots.

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 11:42 PM

I’m with jim – filling in and locking the knots is an ideal application of Epoxy.

If you are having trouble getting it to flow, you can thin it a bit with Denatured alcohol, but you would need do multiple steps because it will shrink more as the alcohol evaporates (than pure epoxy)

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