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mporter

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08-11-2013 07:09 PM

I have heard that Titebond III glue should only be clamped up for 30 minutes. Is this true or not?


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#1 posted 08-11-2013 07:13 PM

30’ should be enough, however you don’t want to stress the point for a few hours longer. I recently glued up 9” pine clamped it for 30-40 min and was hand planing them within two hours on a good bench.

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#2 posted 08-11-2013 07:19 PM

Is it harmful to leave the joint in clamps overnight?

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#3 posted 08-11-2013 07:23 PM

Probably not except if you are working with soft woods. They will dent from clamp pressure. Also a little bigger risk of warping your work with overnight clamping.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 08-11-2013 09:34 PM

I would say that is the minimum clamping time, I don’t think there is a maximum.

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#5 posted 08-11-2013 09:46 PM

It’s not harmful to clamp overnight, but it really doesn’t do much for the joint either.
I leave me glueups in the clamps for an hour or two, then machine them as needed.
No failures.

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#6 posted 08-11-2013 10:22 PM

What is the clamping and drying time of Titebond Wood Glues?

For most of our wood glues, we recommend clamping an unstressed joint for thirty minutes to an hour. Stressed joints need to be clamped for 24 hours. We recommend not stressing the new joint for at least 24 hours. For Titebond Polyurethane Glue, we recommend clamping for at least forty-five minutes. The glue is completely cured within 6 hours.

http://www.titebond.com/frequently_asked_questions.aspx

http://www.titebond.com/Index.aspx

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#7 posted 08-11-2013 11:05 PM

From the horses mouth! Any difference hardwood vs soft?

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#8 posted 08-12-2013 08:49 PM

If the piece you are clamping has a tendency to “spring” apart, then I would leave the pieces clamped overnight. If it is not under stress, half an hour is adequate.

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