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Forum topic by andy_P posted 09-28-2013 08:46 PM 1168 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2013 08:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hot melt glue

Hope I’m not treading over a well beaten path, but have any of you used hot melt glue for your wood joinery. Do they make a glue specifically made for woodworking? I have used hot melt glue for other than woodworking joinery and it seems that there is always a gap that would not be acceptable in wood joinery. Would appreciate any information and a source if you have one.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.


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#1 posted 09-28-2013 08:50 PM

Some people use it for temporary attachments like template routing. I prefer carpet tape.
I don’t think most hot melt glue is adequate for woodworking joints.
I like Tightbond II.

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 09:19 PM

Tightbond II is my choice too. I got into a situation where I’m attaching thin pieces to a base and clamping would be a nightmare notwithstanding the fact that I have 36 pieces each needing four of those thin pieces. Another problem is that I only have about 1/8 inch of solid gluing surface otherwise I would use Tightbond Molding and Trim Glue. The craft type hot melt that I am using seems to be working but was just curious to see if they actually manufactured a woodworkers hot melt.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 10:57 PM

KevinJeffery…...Thanks. You sure answered my question! Thanks. Would appreciate any actual experience some of you may have had using this.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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