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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 10-22-2008 08:21 PM 838 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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10-22-2008 08:21 PM

I’m gathering up my small scraps in preparation of a set of segmented bowls.
With all the glue joints, I wondered…

Has anyone ever tried adding food-coloring or aniline dye to Tite-bond glue?
I wonder what the joints would look like, with blue or green lines between blocks of similar light species.
Hopefully it would not compromise the strength of the joint.

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#1 posted 10-22-2008 08:39 PM

That’s an interesting idea. Probably the powdered dyes would be more opaque and therefore show up better. Can’t wait to see how it would look!

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#2 posted 10-22-2008 08:58 PM

Some of the color might bleed into the wood.

It might look real nice.

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#3 posted 10-22-2008 09:26 PM

sounds like a simple test and an interesting concept. I don’t have a lathe, but would gluing two blocks together and running a randplane over them create the same effect to test what the line would look like?

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#4 posted 10-23-2008 04:07 PM

Thanks all for your supportive replies!
Now if I can just get in some unfettered shop time and see what happens…I actually have some other projects requiring lamination before I can go back to the lathe…I’ll see what happens! Think I’ll try food coloring first.
I recall using an interior acrylic latex satin wall paint on some cabinet doors…2 of which dried while the adjoining edges were in contact with each other and when I tried to separate them, one stile split apart, and the ‘joint’ held…anyone else ever noticed the glue-like properties of acrylic paints?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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