|Forum topic by Keith Kelly||posted 03-04-2015 07:54 PM||581 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
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.
-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com