|Forum topic by Allison||posted 05-14-2009 10:15 PM||1963 views||2 times favorited||33 replies|
05-14-2009 10:15 PM
I can’t say I ever thought about this before. Wood Glue’s shelf life. I am reading the 2009 issue of workbench magazine and inside on page 15 without an authors name is an article about wood glue and shelf life.
Did you know wood glue’s shelf life is generally 1 to 2 years? even if it’s NEVER been opened? I did not. I am also guilty of this, buying wood glue when it’s on sale and buying more than I normally would. Trying to save that buck, just to find out now I have wasted that buck. Just something to think about. There has got to be other’s out there besides me that never really gave a second thought to this!
Matter of fact I have been complaining about my problems with glue since the first day I stepped into a shop. I now realize that this could have been one of my biggest problems! It just never crossed my mind that when I open a new container of glue it already could be no good. I am now after going up to my shop, a glue less woodworker, having thrown it all away except a little tiny bottle I just got.
So do not buy glue that you don’t plan on using in the next year or two.
Am I the only one who did not know that glue, especially unopened glue could be bad? I knew about not letting it get to hot or to cold etc. but not this!
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!