Glue between butcher block raises after it acclimates?

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Forum topic by woodworker33 posted 05-08-2014 05:41 AM 738 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-08-2014 05:41 AM

My butcher block pieces are sanded smooth and finished with danish oil. After the finished piece sits for a couple weeks, I can feel the glue (slightly raised) in between each plank of wood when I run my fingers across the end grain surface. Is it wood contraction that causes this to happen? Any thoughts on how to eliminate this issue?


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#1 posted 05-08-2014 08:52 AM

I ran into this problem with glue lines and found out it was because I was not letting the glue fully cure before sanding and finishing. Now I let all glue joints cure for 24 hours before the final sanding and applying the finish, and haven’t had the problem since. The pieces that this happened to before I learned this, I sanded the old finish off and refinished them the next day. The issue did not reappear.

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#2 posted 05-08-2014 05:20 PM

What glue are you using?

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#3 posted 05-08-2014 05:22 PM


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#4 posted 05-09-2014 11:53 AM

I do end grain boards with TB3 and have never seen this before, but then what Tedster suggests may be true, seems like I get a day or two in the shop and then can’t get back for a few because of the real job. Some pics might help as we as what species you’re working with.

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#5 posted 05-09-2014 02:05 PM

I use TB type 3 and let the boards sit a couple days before sanding and then applying oil finish. I do this not because I have experienced problems, but instead because I’m not a very prolific woodworker.

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