Can you glue onto wood filler?

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Forum topic by CJay posted 04-04-2013 07:48 PM 1090 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2013 07:48 PM

I’m not proud of this question. Normally i’d just remake the piece, but materials prevent that.

I’m veneering on to plywood which has a gap that can’t be ignored. Will glue bond to the filler? I’m thinking tightbond but if something else will work better i’ll use that.



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#1 posted 04-04-2013 07:49 PM

glue will bond to the filler but I’m not sure how well the filler bonds to the substrate.

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#2 posted 04-04-2013 07:54 PM

Cheers Bruce. The crack is narrow and deep enough that that won’t be a problem.

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#3 posted 04-04-2013 08:10 PM

I second that yes

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 07:45 PM

If the gap is filled with the filler, then the bond between veneer and plywood will depend on the surface area of the veneer and plywood.

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 07:52 PM

You know why there are answers to your question, because it has been done before. :-(

Your plan should work.

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 07:52 PM

So long as whatever your gluing to that spot spans all the way across (and beyond) the width of the filler, it should be ok. If you were gluing the end of a dowel exactly right on that spot, I’d say no.

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