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05-08-2014 05:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip trick clamp joining repairs glue gluing repair cabinet display band clamp titebond

I bought 3 rolling display cabinets a few weeks ago at the thrift store.
(I paid $3.98 each for them and just really wanted the casters and hardware, but decided to see what I could use them for as is.)
I stacked one on top of the other due to lack of floor space and pushed them in and out of the shop like that.
Yesterday I unstacked them to do some work and noticed that the end of one had pulled loose.
The cabinets are particle board with a laminate on both sides. Nothing super strong, but worth a little time and effort to try to salvage.
As I didn’t want to do a major disassemble and repair I thought I’d see if some Titebond II would hold it all together.
Since it was pulled out about 1/4 inch at the top and tapered to flush fit at the bottom my concern was getting glue all the way down the joint.
I’ve used syringes and thin scraper blades, but I really wanted the glue all the way down.
Then it hit me…blow the glue into the crack with compressed air.
I put the glue in the crack and used a tiewrap to work it in a little, then took the air gun and tried a little low pressure air. It worked like a charm although if you get to close or use too much pressure it will blow back out of the crack and onto your glasses (not that it happened to me….twice.)
I repeated to process three or four times until I felt there was enough glue to clamp the end back in place.
Evidently, two times would have been enough as a LOT of glue pushed back out under pressure.
But there wasn’t any doubt the joint was filled.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 05-08-2014 05:56 PM

Useful idea. I have used the shop vac to suck the glue into a joint.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 05-08-2014 06:05 PM

Good idea… Better than trying to use thin strips of wood to work it in.


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#3 posted 05-09-2014 12:17 AM

Now that’s using the old Bean ~Great Idea!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#4 posted 05-09-2014 12:51 AM

I just thin the glue with water… works, makes it runny, and it gets in there.
I have also sucked it in using a vac…

Whatever works…

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 05-09-2014 03:32 AM

Very good idea!

I shall try to remember that! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 05-21-2014 01:52 AM

You just gave me a flashback that I had when I was younger, and, uh, a little, (a lot), under the weather, (drunk as a skunk).............Tryin to be romantic, with a young lassie I went out with, we had candles burning….......well, I needed to blow out one of em, so, I drew in a deep breath, got close.(way too close), and when I blew it out, the hot wax completely covered one of my eyes….............I was so quick (thank God), I had closed my eyes, but, when that hot wax hit, I didn’t know I had closed me eyes, cuz I was too drunk…..................and I thought I went blind….......damn!! Whew, after prying me eye open, the young lassie was laughin so freekin hard, I never went out with her again. LOLOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 05-21-2014 01:53 AM

OH, after that roll, I forgot to say…...........gr8 idea Pete.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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