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Forum topic by Emily Whitman posted 04-15-2009 06:47 PM 21205 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Emily Whitman

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04-15-2009 06:47 PM

What is the best all purpose wood glue to use? Thanks in advance!

-- Thanks- Emily, Washington,

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#1 posted 04-15-2009 06:51 PM

My preference would be titebond 3. I glued a piece up that had walnut and oak in it that I wanted to steam bend it after I glued it.It would not bend with it being glued up. So that sold me on titebond 3 and I now use it on everything.

-- Dustmaker, Kansas

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 06:56 PM

Titebond II.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 07:43 PM

There is no single best glue.
It depends on:
  • Type of wood(s) and materials
  • Kinds of joining
  • Environmental conditions
I would use a different glue for each of the following:
  • Mortise and tenon
  • Panel gluing
  • Veneering
  • Mixed substrates, e.g. metal to wood
  • Outdoor usage
  • Stone and shell inlay
  • Historical restoration

-- 温故知新

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 07:54 PM

Titebond II for most general applications.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 08:02 PM


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#6 posted 04-15-2009 08:03 PM

TB II & TB III like the rest. If you get into specifecs, contact DRG!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 04-15-2009 08:08 PM

I use Titebond III as my all purpose. I test my joints regularly and I trust it implicitly.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 04-15-2009 08:12 PM

the one very best.. 70 percent of the time, titebond 2 or 3,,

but if your talking teak, burbinga etc.. gorilla glue

and if your thinking small parts and a quicker bond,, ca

and then at times you can not work without a two part epoxy

drg nailed it,, asking me to work with just one glue would be the same as just one power tool

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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Emily Whitman

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#9 posted 04-15-2009 09:25 PM

Sounds like Titebond 2 or 3 is a good way to go. Thank you so much for all your resoponses. Really appreciate the feedback!

-- Thanks- Emily, Washington,

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#10 posted 04-15-2009 09:28 PM

I was going to be buying it in bulk, and was hoping to get something that would work well for just about anything. Thanks again everyone. Really appreciate all your responses.

-- Thanks- Emily, Washington,

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#11 posted 04-15-2009 09:37 PM

I prefer the right glue for the job. Each Titebond has its application and for outdoors, I use foaming glue like Gorilla.

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 04-15-2009 09:42 PM

No, at least I don’t have control over the credit card. :) One of the other girls does the purchasing, I was just helping out to see wich Glue we should buy. By the way, I noticed you were pretty new. Welcome to Lumberjocks! Great people here always willing to give good advice, but I’m sure you have already noticed.

-- Thanks- Emily, Washington,

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#13 posted 04-15-2009 09:56 PM

Just switched from Titebond II to Titebond III. Anybody use Gorilla’s wood glue?

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#14 posted 04-15-2009 09:58 PM

i use epoxy i’m affraid glue if i use is straight forward pva wood glue

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#15 posted 04-15-2009 11:49 PM

I’m a TB III kind of guy but most yellows are great.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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