|Forum topic by SteveGaskins||posted 05-29-2013 02:36 AM||3176 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
05-29-2013 02:36 AM
I’m building a cradle and will be joining the vertical slats to the lower platform of the cradle. Most of the joinery at this location will be end grain (bottom of vertical slat) to long grain (platform), but due to the design of the platform, some of the vertical slats will be joined end grain (slat) to end grain (platform). I will be using M/T joinery for reinforcement of the joint, but wanted to use the best glue possible to add strength to the end grain to end grain joints. The design involves bent wood lamination, so I’m using Weldbond plastic resign glue on the laminations.
Here is my question: Should I use the Weldbond glue at the end grain to end grain joinery, too. I have also had good success with Titebond III on end grain. I guess I could use some type of epoxy, but I have never used epoxy before, so I’m not sure if this will be a suitable adhesive for end grain to end grain joinery.
When I use Titebond on end grain, I apply the glue, let it set for a minute or so to allow the end grain to absorb the glue, then add a little more and then make the joint, and this seems to work fine.
Any help would sure be appreciated LJ’s
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