Edge Glued Joint - Glue Melted w/ Branding Iron?

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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 03-04-2015 07:54 PM 778 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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03-04-2015 07:54 PM

I’m working on making a branding iron, and I pulled out a cutoff glue-up of Walnut & Cherry to test the branding iron on. I would have used Titebond, but I’m not sure if it was I/II/III as I made this as a test piece several months ago.

Problem: When I branded across the glue joint, a gap appeared between the walnut & cherry. It’s small, but large enough to put a utility knife blade into. I tested a few more times, and sure enough, a gap appears when branding across a joint.

Now, the easy solution is to avoid branding across 2 woods. But, I wouldn’t have imagined this being a problem, so I’m curious if it’s my branding technique or a problem with my joint. Perhaps I need to get the branding iron way hotter, so it doesn’t have to sit on the wood as long.

Any ideas?

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri,

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#1 posted 03-04-2015 08:02 PM

Its the heat. A gent posted a table he made to hold his laptop on LJ a few days back. the exhaust blowing on the table top caused a slight gap. Brand on a single board.

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