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Chemical joinery. Using glues to attach pieces together.

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How do I get good glue coverage with a very small, 2-3mm, dowels?

I am building a small wooden box. To ensure the joints are strong, and to compensate for variations in my cutting, I was planning on using through dowels to get a good strong joint. I was also hoping ...
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How to glue/ laminate a bow (archery)

I always wanted to make a bow (archery) the english long bow was a solid bow, not a laminate. Did anybody ever try to glue up a bow that worked afterwards? If so How pls.
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How do they join wood in a Japanese Hangiri/Bowl?

I am not sure how familiar people are with a Hangiri - the Japanese bowl for mixing and seasoning rice. It looks like this: It looks like a barrel and it has some copper rings for keeping the sides ...
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Can you separate a biscuit wood joint?

I have a two person desk that was made years ago from 16mm wood, PG bison boards. The top is a 32mm top. It is attached to the legs and mid-section with biscuits where wood glue was applied and the ...
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Methods to prevent glue from filling narrow grooves during lamination

The kitchen knife-block that I own appears to have been constructed by: Squaring off a large block of wood Cutting into two opposite sides of the block a number of parallel slots (blind cuts) that ...
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wooden wheel cribs - car stands

I have some overstock of some baltic birch plywood and 1" MDF and I'd like to make some wood cribs similar to the ones in this forum My intention is to sandwich a 12"x12"x1" piece ...
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How to fix this mirror frame that is coming apart?

I have an old dressing table, and the mirror frame is coming apart. How best to repair it? I am thinking carpenter glue, but I'm not sure.
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What glue suits restoring this old (French?) chair?

I have this old chair, French I believe, for a restoration project. It's a bit rickety so I'd like to take it apart, clean up the dowels and glue surfaces and re-glue before upholstering. The original ...
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Separated wood 15 minutes after starting glue up, reapplied glue, and re-clamped, will the joint fail?

I'm making an end-grain cutting board. While gluing my (18) strips of wood together, I dry fit the pieces, glued them, and clamped them. As I was finishing tightening the clamps, I noticed that the ...
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What glue can I use to glue phenolic plywood to phenolic plywood, and laminate to phenolic plywood?

Basically: I want to build some cabinets. Locally (Indonesia) there is 'cheap and nasty' 15mm plywood available, plus 15 & 18mm phenolic plywood. I tried ordering some 'slightly nicer' 18mm ...
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Reinforce glued butt joints?

I'm an absolute noob when it comes to woodworking, but now I'm in the middle of my first (some sort of) drawer/shelves building project. I've glued together all four sides (store bought edge glued ...
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How to separate wood I glued together

I have a cabinet door that broke along one full side at the joint. I glued the joint back together last night, but this morning realized I didn't clamp it to pull the joint in all the way flush (I don'...
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Best way to fix broken wooden pendant?

I have a small carved wooden pendant of an owl with its wings outspread, unfortunately one of the wings snapped off in a clean break. What's the best way to put it back together without worrying that ...
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Gluing veneered panels together to make a box

I'm trying to glue two panels of wood together at a 90 degree angle (the project is to make a box). I have veneer w/ adhesive on the back that I can iron on. My question is, what is the best order of ...
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Do modern glues make miter lock joints obsolete?

The idea of the miter lock was to be able to create long rectangular tubes of wood that would have strong, perfect joints. The challenge of using miter lock bits was significant though. Adjustment of ...
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Is gluing a long butt joint risky?

I want to attach two 5'6" red oak boards together as part of a table, both 3" x 0.75" at a 90 degree angle, like this: I was planning on gluing them and adding some pocket screws on ...
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How can I drill a D-shaped hole to make a custom wood knob for an old stove?

I have a very old (1940's) Kenmore stove/oven that has almost no info online about it -- and have been looking and failing to find replacement knobs for years now. It has an extra large D-shaped gas ...
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Can I glue 1/4" poplar to the side of a crappy vanity (particle board with a hideous fake wood something on it)? If so, what glue?

Thanks in advance for helping me with this. I bought a cheap vanity for my apartment. The front is pretty enough, but the exposed side is hideous. It looks really fake because it is. It's particle ...
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Attaching caned webbing to cabinet doors

I'm making a cabinet and using cane webbing in the doors. I need to adhere the webbing to a stained ply for the backing. I can't seem to find an answer on what to use for glue. Any advice would be ...
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Titebond III Ultimate for raised garden bed

I would like to use TB 3 Ultimate to glue stacks of 4"x4"x8' together in a overlapping configuration to make a 12" tall garden bed. With it hold up under Pacific NW east cascade weather?...
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Laminating a long beam for strength

Very similar to this question I want to create a balance beam to span the narrow part of a swimming pool which is 16'. I'm thinking of a length of 18' to allow 1' on either side. My initial thoughts ...
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What is the strongest wood filler?

I do a good amount of repair and this comes up quite often. Here is a typical situation from today, fixing a chair frame - one of the frame beams broke off and ripped out about half of the layers of ...
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What is the impact of cold temperatures on glue joints?

I'm about to start construction of a shop cabinet, and it will involve a fair bit of gluing with standard yellow carpenter's glue. Unfortunately, my garage/shop is unheated and only partially ...
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How to stabilize a bar table with hairpin legs

I'm doing a one-off project for a much-needed small dining space in the holiday home. I have a set of 4 hairpin legs at 106cm each that I want to use for a bar table. I want a nice table top but want ...
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How to level plywood/OSB shed floor

We recently purchased a barn-style 8 x 24' pre-assembled shed. When it arrived, the plywood floor was not even. The edges weren't aligned, so the floor is 1/8 inch higher in some places. I'm wondering ...
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Veneer and Air Bubbles

Some background: I'm making two chess sets, connected via internet. The pieces have magnets, and the board has magnetic sensors, so when a piece is moved on one board, it is dragged with an ...
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Failed table leg glue up removal

I purchased a lovely table on the cheap off Craigslist that needs repair to the table legs. Fractured at the point where the legs meet the base, the breaks were filled with some kind of glue but not ...
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Why glue the bottom of the box

I am only starting woodworking and in several books I read that woodworking is all about prevent final product from damage of season temperature and humidity changes. So it means that to glue the ...
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Necessity of using an accelerator with CA glue?

I notice that various web articles on using CA glue to do wood filling the authors generally recommend using an accelerator, like baking soda or a professional accelerator. What is the necessity of ...
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Should I further "break" split wood before gluing?

I have a wooden Ikea bench. At the base of the back of the bench are two holes for pins that, with a screw higher up, hold the back of the bench to the arms. As seen in the images, the base of these ...
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Can I glue back a piece of black lacquer finish onto my piano leg?

I have a piano with a black lacquer finish. A piece of the finish has chipped off one of the legs. I have the piece that has been chipped off and can fit it into the damaged part perfectly. Is ...
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Can I get away with glueing stained wood trim?

I'm working on a large box bench (80 inches long). Based on a family member's recommendation, I stained the wood first before planning to glue the wood trim on. Now that I found out that gluing ...
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Is rebate/rabbet joint with glue only strong enough?

If I use a rebate to joint 2 boards together, is it mandatory to use screws/nails to support it or will the glue alone hold just fine? My main concern is the fact that (to my knowledge) end grain ...
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'Wood glue doesn't stick to wood glue'. Could this conventional wisdom be wrong?

I've noticed something unexpected while testing PVA glues for strength. Glues tested: Titebond Original, Titebond III Ultimate. Wood species: Beech and Pine (and other unknown hardwood species). ...
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Ash, seasoning, and epoxying to aluminium

I've decided to make a pizza peel from aluminium sheet with an ash handle, and because aluminium sheet isn't very strong I'm going for a full tang construction. As ash is nice to work green, I've ...
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How Do I Glue Multiple Small Pieces Of Curved Wood Together Without Clamps

I am building a sculpture using curved shapes. I'd like the appearance of a continuous, flowing object. Due to the curves and small size I cannot use clamps. I plan on the sculpture being 5 feet tall ...
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Glueing hardwood

Good day, I'm trying to fix a small table, using cold glue. It seems the glue doesn't want to "take" on the hard-ish wood. I've cleaned it with a damp cloth. The glue lasts a few months and then the ...
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Is hide glue suitable for gluing together wooden picture frames?

I would like to glue together the mitred ends of some beechwood, using hide glue. My concerns are ... Is hide glue strong enough? Does hide glue last? Are there any known instances the glue starts ...
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How can I remove metal connectors from a thin wooden ring?

My issue is in the form of these headphone rings - I'm wanting to create new ones, but I need to extract these big metal lugs from the original, preferably without destroying them. I believe the wood ...
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In which order should I glue, stain and apply epoxy resin?

I want to glue four timber beams side by side, stain them and fix some voids with epoxy resin. What is the best order to do it? Each beam measures 150x150x600mm and is made from beech. Some voids ...
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Wood glue curing vs drying time

The glue I’m using says it dries in an hour but cures in 24 hours. What is the difference and is there benefit in leaving clamps on for the full 24 hours? Assume strength is important.
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Difficulty level in restoring wood bench?

For a while I've been looking for someone to restore the furniture in the picture. Without the caning, the cheapest I found was $350. They would take the furniture apart, sand and repaint, and then ...
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How best to glue posts with openings?

I'm in the process of building a wooden bed frame, based on a historical original. (It is the viking age Gokstad bed, for those who are interested) I have some very nice beech wood planks which I'm ...
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Veneering with construction adhesives (PL Premium, etc)

I have one curved staircase riser I need to veneer or otherwise match with hardwood floor. All the other risers are going to be done with thin plywood and clear coated (treads will be assembled from ...
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Add backing to wood rocking chair?

What alternatives do I have to make this rocking chair usable once again? I was considering cane webbing, but I don't think it would work here. I was also thinking of using a cheap rug, but I have ...
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How to remove CA glue stains on wood?

I’m trying to remove some stains off those red maple veneers that were glued together with CA adhesive. I’ve sanded the veneers as much as I could but their thickness make it hard to go too deep into ...
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Veneering over inlaid metal

I'm making wall-mounted bottle openers with magnets below the opener to catch the bottle caps as they fall after they're removed. The magnets are "rare earth" magnets with a metallic surface. The ...
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Laminating Small Wooden Objects Together

I use a laser cutter to create intricate shapes out of 1/4 inch thick re-sawn pine, then laminate them together to form 1/2 and 3/4 inch thick structural elements in small boxes, corbels and ...
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Outdoor gate build - should I treat cut surfaces (half-lap joints) before gluing together?

New to woodworking and doing first project which is a garden gate. I am using pressurized 2x4 timber for the frame. To join the vertical and horizontal timbers together, I am using the half-lap joint (...
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Strength of board from squared branches as opposed to trunk wood

I have a lot of well-dried branches and I was wondering whether it was possible to turn them into constructional lumber by gluing them together as follows: cut them into equal length parts of about ...
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