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wiser1934

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07-17-2014 03:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: glue cheese boards

anybady have any input on this glue? i am trying it on cheese boards, as it can be used for non-contact food items. so far so good.

-- wiser1934, new york


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WMD2006

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 03:12 AM

It’s been my favorite for the last 2-3 years; I’ll use it on everything from segmented turnings to furniture. From what I can tell it’s a little thicker than Titebond 3 and is pretty good for filling gaps.
I’d recommend it.

-- -MDWhite

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 03:14 AM

It is everything it says it is and more. It make a bond stronger than the wood along side of it. Under stress, the wood will always break before the glue joint. Another nice feature is that it swells making small gaps between boards disappear. Working time is good . Drying time is good. Curing time is good. But don’t get it on your hands, it is as bad as super glue and acetone does not remove it. I like it and split between using the Gorilla and Titebond II depending on how tight a seam I start with.

And their Gorilla super glue and duct tape are both excellent products as well. Hope this is of some help.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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Ocelot

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 03:52 AM

I had 2 bottles of it in my shop which became unusable after a freeze/thaw cycle.

Other than that, I liked it. I suppose other glues will do the same thing. Gotta keep ‘em in the house.

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Joseph Jossem

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#4 posted 07-17-2014 04:15 AM

i have used its for 16 years in everything i build

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jdh122

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#5 posted 07-17-2014 11:41 AM

There may be some confusion here. Regular Gorilla Glue (the stuff that foams) is not a good gap filler – in fact it was the worse of all the glues FWW tested when it came to a loose joint: http://www.oldbrownglue.com/images/articles/HowStrongisYourGlue_FWW.pdf
Its waterproofness, however is a strong advantage.

But Gorilla Wood Glue is a (relatively new) different product that I’ve never used. It looks to be a type-1 waterproof PVA, like Titebond II.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Bill White

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#6 posted 07-17-2014 02:33 PM

I use the Gorilla brand PVA glue with good results. Seems to have a quicker “grab” time than Titebond.
Bill

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Yonak

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#7 posted 07-17-2014 05:35 PM


I use the Gorilla brand PVA glue with good results. Seems to have a quicker “grab” time than Titebond.
Bill

- Bill White

I might try it but I don’t consider a quick grab time a plus. I like a little time to line things up before I clamp it down.

- Yonak

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#8 posted 07-17-2014 06:25 PM

I also use it as a finish for my boxes amazing product

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#9 posted 07-17-2014 06:57 PM

I stopped using Gorilla glue because it swells too much and compared to Titebond it is much more hazardous, in my opinion!

I have used Gorilla clear sealing tape with mixed results because it stretches it tends to curl up and the adhesive leaves a residue that cannot be removed wit Got Off, alcohol, or stripper. I admit the adhesive is probably one of the strongest I have ever used but there are some things it just will not stick too. So my review of this tape follows the norm of all the other reviews I have read.

I want to try Nexabond 2500 as it is specifically designed for woodworking but have not found any locally.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 07-17-2014 07:26 PM

Oldnovice, you are not talking about the same glue the OP is. Gorilla Glue, (about like minimally expanding foam insulation), is one type, Gorilla Wood Glue, (a PVA glue), is another type.

From what I’ve found I use it instead of TB. About the only time I don’t use it is when I do not want any flexibility in the joint, like with musical instruments. I use either Fish glue or Hot Hide glue… both are pretty solid and will also rip the wood apart before they break.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Bill White

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#11 posted 07-17-2014 07:53 PM

I find it a shame that all glue from/under the Gorilla brand is viewed as the urethane stuff that will glue rocks to whatever.
The PVA glue is good stuff. The urethane glue is what it is.
Seems that the makers would spend some time differentiating the type and purpose.
Guess that I must have hairy fingers with bad nails to make that change.
Wonder what Momma Gorilla thinks? :)
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 07-17-2014 10:51 PM

Dallas, I never used the Gorilla PVA glue, thanks for the input!

I have used hide glue but never even heard of Fish glue.

Another glue I really like is Wonderbond from Canada.
It dries completely clear and can be used for more than just gluing.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Dallas

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#13 posted 07-17-2014 11:25 PM

Oldnovice, Gorilla makes a lot of different items. Look up their website and enjoy it! I have a couple of rolls of Gorilla heavy duty duct tape and the stuff is amazing. Taping two rough bricks together is awesome!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#14 posted 07-18-2014 12:02 AM

Dallas, I used the Gorilla clear mending tape to join a seam in a 11” wide belt for a small scale treadmill I was commissioned to build. Unfortunately the tape has quite a bit of stretch and curled the belt. Taking the tape off the belt, not an easy task, left a lot of residue on the belt. I guess it was never intended for that purpose!

I am going to try Kapton tape for this as it has minimal stretch.

I will look at the Gorilla web site and see what they have to offer!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Dallas

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#15 posted 07-18-2014 12:12 AM

Yeh, I’ve tried Gorilla mending tape before. (I’m not sure they even make it now), I wasn’t thrilled, but the heavy duty stuff, (I’ll see if I can find the proper name), is tough stuff. It does leave a residue if you can get it loose, but while it is doing it’s job it is tougher than any type of temporary mending tape I have ever used.
http://www.gorillatough.com/index.php?page=gorilla-tape

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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