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Forum topic by laflaone posted 11-21-2008 03:23 PM 1119 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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laflaone

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11-21-2008 03:23 PM

I am ready to glue up the base of my new workbench. I will be gluing 8 mortices and tenons at the same time, then clamping. I need more than the 5 min open time for titebond II, and 8 min for tb III. they have a product called titebond extend, but i can’t find it in my area. (ft pierce/port st lucie, fl) any suggestions on another product with longer working time, but still has adequate strength?

-- "non illegitimis carborundum"


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#1 posted 11-21-2008 04:29 PM

Liquid Hide glue would give you a longer open time, as would Polyurethanes, but with all the wracking forces I might avoid the latter.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 11-21-2008 05:58 PM

I don’t know what kind of time frame you are looking for to get this thing glued, but if I were you, I would just order it on the net. You’d get it in a few days, and that way you could ensure the bond would hold, esp on something as important as a bench. Here's the link.
—Steve

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#3 posted 11-21-2008 06:19 PM

This is the stuff David Marks uses on his show. “Slow setting plasic resin glue” When he needs a long set up time. Maybe it could work for you. Half hour open time!

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#4 posted 11-21-2008 11:37 PM

Can you glue up sub assemblies?? That would make it easier than trying to do all at once

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#5 posted 11-22-2008 02:02 AM

Thanks for your replys. I had posted the same question on the Sawmill Creek forum, and one of the posters recommended 2002 GF avaiilable from Lee Valley. I have ordered some. It has 15-20 minutes open time, and the shear strength is more than adequate.

-- "non illegitimis carborundum"

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#6 posted 11-22-2008 02:10 AM

if i were you sub assemblies would be the way to go.

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#7 posted 11-22-2008 05:23 PM

Sub assemblies are the way to go. I haven’t done anything too elaborate yet, but I still use subs. Glue up the ends and dry fit the stretchers, then come back and glue the stretchers in another step.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#8 posted 11-22-2008 07:32 PM

Thanks for all your replys. In answer to several posts, I have used sub assemblies. I did the ends first. I am ready to put in the long stretchers to join the ends. I could put in four stretchers in one end at a tiime, but I prefer to do both ends at once, and clamp. This eliminates a step which has the possibility for something misaligned. This was the reason for my original post, a longer working time. I am going with 2002 GF from Lee Valley, which has 15-20 min working time.

-- "non illegitimis carborundum"

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