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Forum topic by Walnut_Weasel posted 08-28-2009 01:42 AM 746 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Walnut_Weasel

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08-28-2009 01:42 AM

I am in the process of cutting out another bandsaw box. I need some advice…

The box is made of leopardwood. Should I use regular wood glue or “dark wood” glue? I would guess normal glue would hide the best, but I am worried that once I apply the oil it may darken up enough that the dark glue may disappear better.

Any suggestions would be a help.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com


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Betsy

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#1 posted 08-28-2009 02:40 AM

I would think the easiest thing would be to try a test joint with both types of glue. I’ve never used leopardwood so that would be my best advice.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 08-29-2009 03:53 PM

I have only used the Titebond II and the Monster Wood Glue. I try to avoid glue lines by spreading out the glue with a brush and clamping it up very tightly. The only problems I have had with glue lines have been when I did not clamp tightly enough. Good luck with the leopardwood. I have never used that one. Please let us know how it turns out.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Walnut_Weasel

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 03:59 PM

FYI – I used Titebond II and it worked very well with this wood. Between the tight fit of the joint and the glue, the only way to see the glue line is by the grain not matching up perfectly. Pictures of the box will be coming soon. I plan on putting poly on it once the oil has had plenty of time to cure.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Walnut_Weasel

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 09:22 PM

Not yet. Titebond seems to be more than strong enough for what I make so far. (newbie)

What are the advantages of epoxy?

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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