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Forum topic by kyfarmer posted 04-27-2014 06:08 PM 720 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-27-2014 06:08 PM

I am building a jewelery box for my granddaughter, who has just graduated from medical school. On the top I want to glue a scroll sawn caduceus symbol and her name with her new title as doctor. This will be 1/4” maple glued to a walnut top.

My concern is having glue squeezeout that I will be unable to remove well enough and it will show up in the finish. The finish will be Formbys Tung Oil. If I prefinish this will the glue stick well enough? Is TiteBond 11 the proper glue? What about super glue?

Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Would love to inlet these into the top but afraid it is above my skill level as the symbol and name are rather intricate.

Also would like to say how much I enjoy LumberJocks. I have been registered over three years and only posted a couple of times, but watch very closely and have gotten much good information here. One of these days I will post pictures of some of my projects. Thanks in advance for any help.


-- Kyfarmer

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 06:59 PM

If you have the finish on it, my experience is that titebond will not stick to it. My preference is epoxy glue thinly applied.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Don W

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#2 posted 04-27-2014 07:15 PM

Another idea would be some nice brass headed screws or ornate headed brass nails.

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#3 posted 04-29-2014 04:12 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I’m going with the epoxy. I tried it on a sample and it worked perfectly.

-- Kyfarmer

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