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Chemical joinery. Using glues to attach pieces together.

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Can I black dye gorilla glue and use it to fill cracks in wood instead of black epoxy?

I am wondering if it would be possible to dye black gorilla glue and use it to fill cracks in wood instead of the well known black epoxy method? Why? Because finding right epoxy and dealing with it ...
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Any reason to add screws if I only want to use glue?

Building some bunk beds that will be pretty permanent and my plan was just to glue everything to make it nice and sturdy. If I'm gluing is there any reason to use screws at all, trying to make it look ...
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Affixing masonite to plywood by example

I'm making a simple woodworking table (nothing fancy but want it to be sturdy + flat) and I'm looking for the best way to affix a 1/4" thick sheet of masonite/hardboard to a 3/4" sheet of plywood. My ...
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Filling large gaps

I have made a router table fence with a "dust extraction" feature: As you can see there are gaps that would make the "box" not air tight. I need to use some kind of foam to fill those gaps. The ...
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prevent wood bending when glue is applied

I'm trying to make floor tiles which should look similar to attached picture. I sliced a wood about 6mm thick and wanted to glue them to the mdf base. However when I put PVA glue on a wood slices, ...
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Edge joint failure - what is the cause?

I've had a few instances where my glued up panels, breadboards etc. have had gaps open up at the edges. This happens a few days or weeks after gluing. The gaps have all stopped at a certain point and ...
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Laminating Boards For loft Leg

I'm designing the leg for a bed loft and was planning on laminating together 4 1x4's of Poplar. The middle two boards would not go the full length of the leg, so that a 2x6 can slide into it. This ...
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Can the finish be different on joined pieces

I'm making a table utilizing plywood as legs and solid ash wood as a tabletop. I plan on lacquering plywood and oiling the tabletop. 1) Should I be wary of oil interacting with lacquer at join line? ...
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Gluing plywood together

I have a small cabinet that I plan on wrapping in stained and wood and mounting on the wall as a liquor cabinet. The wrapped wood I plan on using 3/4 plywood with 5mm popular plywood on top of that. ...
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How to be confirm removal of glue residues?

I have some loudspeakers with the front panel made of MDF, on which a matte plastic foil was attached. After 15 years the glue is ineffective and the plastic shrunk, so I would like to remove it ...
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Antique table that has gaps in the wood

Can you paint over titebond 2? I'm working on a project that I can't clamp the boards together. There about 1/4 inches apart. I used a ton of glue, and made a big mess!
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How tight should a dado joint be?

I know that joints should always be tight, but I suspect my dadoes are too tight. I have done a couple of projects using dado joints. I cut using a router, either using a 3/4 inch bit, or using "...
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Advice on fixing cam bolt hole

Forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong place. I'm assembling a tree hall that uses cam bolts but one of the plastic inserts was loose and when I tighten up the bolts the assembly is very wobbly....
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Embedding/Inlaying a gem into wood

I am making a couple of purpleheart earrings. I want to embed an amethyst gem into each one. I have a couple of concerns though. The wood is so dark that I feel it will make the gem seem dark once it'...
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Guess How much Weight the table can hold

i am new to wood working and just made my first wood table. I was trying to calculate how much weight will it hold on its top but i cannot reach any conclusion. So if any of you have any experience ...
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Stain not adhering to wood

I purchased a table from a reputable furniture store and received it about 2 weeks ago. Everything seemed OK with the table upon receipt. However, on 11/1, I noticed the "stains" (or lack of stain) ...
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What would be the best glue to use for papermaking frames that are immersed in water & made from pinewood

My son is making mould & deckle papermaking frames for me using pinewood. The frames are continually immersed in water. Could you please suggest the best glue to use for this job?
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PVA wood glue grades and usage

I've recently looked up some info on PVA wood glue and found the following: http://www.constructionchemicals.co.uk/blog/2015/07/13/what-are-d1-d2-d3-d4-adhesives/ These gradings are part of the ...
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When working with polyurethane glue, how long does one have to clamp the components?

I am going to be building some shutters for one of our windows and because of its location, planned on using polyurethane glue, specifically Dap Polyurethane Construction Adhesive. Each shutter will ...
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I calculated the recommended number of clamps required for my table top and the answer seems insane

According to the article in fine woodworking on gluing up joints: The formula for number of clamps required is (square inches of glued joint x PSI for the wood in question) divided by PSI of the ...
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Will gluing thin planks to cut out curved chair leg be strong?

I'm making an armchair for a child. I want the back leg to be straight-vertical at the seat level but kick back down the floor, and lean back at the, erm, back. Much like every other rear chair leg in ...
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How long does glue take to dry?

If I'm using PVA or wood glue, how long does the workpiece need to remain clamped before I can remove the clamps and move on to the next stage? Thanks to the magic of editing, it's hard to tell from ...
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How to permanently bond metal screws into wood?

My sister recently gave my daughter a toy train set. It's sturdy enough —the axels are thick and strong— but they have screw-in brass eyes and hooks to join the carriages together. These only take 5 ...
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Gluing joints with no clamps

For my first real woodworking project, I'm trying my hand at making an end table. For the tabletop I'm using 1x6 planks with tongue and groove edges. To join the planks, I know that all they need is ...
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What is “matrix gluing” (as opposed to “surface gluing”)

A friend of mine is interviewing for a chemist position at a glue factory. As part of the interview, she has been asked to prepare a short presentation on the difference of "matrix gluing vs surface ...
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How long after cutting wood can I wait to glue?

I am building a dining room table and it has taken me several months to cut all the pieces. Will the glue have any problems sticking to the edges that have been jointed/cut several months ago? I am ...
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Table top popping up

I just got into woodworking and have ran into a problem. I recently completed a farmhouse coffee table for a friend and encountered a problem when gluing on the table top. I used 6 dowels for ...
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How does wood glue create a strong joints?

I've been reading about joining pieces of wood a 90 degree angle, and the religious war between pocket holes and mortise-and-tenon joints. The thing I find fascinating is that both still suggest the ...
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Acceptable wood moisture content for epoxy?

I'm making some I-Beams with glued & screwed 2x4s. I just got my lumber home and it's fresh and green. What is an acceptable moisture content for System Three general purpose epoxy? If there's a ...
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End grain mitre joints for outside

I'm making bird houses and I have been screwing the joints together. I have been drilling a pilot hole (2mm bit) and using 3mm X 30mm screws. I hung one in my garden and noticed that a couple of ...
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Reinforcing/repairing a soundboard

So essentially I was making a bowed lyre (jouhikko/tagelharpa), which requires a thin spruce soundboard. I am going to make it by gluing three boards together as shown in this YouTube video: https://...
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Laminating 2" red oak to make 4x4s?

I got a bunch of free wood today, as in 6 rough quarter-sawn(!) red oak boards, 2" x 12" x 9'. For free. (Yay!) The boards were stickered about a year ago. (The largest piece was 38" x 4" x 13'. It is ...
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Making layered thin stock (complex shape) flush?

For my project I've ran into a issue that I am unsure how to resolve. I am making legs for a stand. These legs (finished) are approx. 3" thick after face-gluing three 1" boards. Each board was cut ...
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Laminating 2x4s - brush on the glue?

I laminated some 2x4s for workbench legs, and as you can see by the attached picture, there's a gap between two of the boards. I applied the glue in a zig zag line down the length of the boards and ...
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Making wood filler from sawdust

The piece I am currently working on does not need to be perfect in any way, I am actually going for a slightly rough look (due to many mistakes along the way) but I would like to hide some of the ...
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Gluing up using bench vise

I was trying to find some information online about using a vise along with dog holes instead of clamps for glue up. I can't find a single reference to it. Is this commonly done? Can the vise ...
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Panel Flatness During Table Top Glue Up

I recently attempted a panel glue up consisting of 7 2"x6"x6' planks of reclaimed yellow pine. The boards were planed flat on one side and edge jointed. All went well it seemed during the glue up (i.e....
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Prevent warping but allow planing

I'm getting ready to make a desktop by gluing up thirty 72"H x 1.5"W x .75"D boards of alternating Maple and Mahogany. I'll be gluing the boards on there faces for a final desktop that's ~6' wide and ~...
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Is it hopeless to glue together two parts of oiled butcher block countertop?

I just got this oiled butcher block counter top yesterday, and I'm planning to on one end glue it to a another part of the same wood, cut shorter. I have heard that glue won't stick well on oiled ...
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FIlling up gaps in an old wooden floor

I'm currently in the process of renewing an old wooden floor. What would one use to fill in the gaps between the planks? I've asked in the local home repair store and they gave me a silicone like ...
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Shelf building questions from a newbie

Good day all I want to start building a wooden "shelf" of sorts, the problem is that I have literally no experience. So I have been looking at a bunch of youtube tutorials and asking my stepdad for ...
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Techniques for gluing thin panels?

In another question of mine, Graphus commented that there are some very well established techniques for gluing up thin panels, especially from luthiers. What are those techniques, and how can I ...
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Should I resaw before or after gluing up thin panels?

I want to make some thin (1/4-3/8") panels out of hardwood rather than plywood. My panels will be up to 8" wide, so I may need to glue up two or three boards to get the width I need. I'm starting off ...
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Hot Hide Glue Guidelines

The instructions for my hot hide glue pearls say to keep the temperature at 60°C. How forgiving is the holding temperature? If you overheat the glue, at what point will it break down and lose its "...
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Frame and panel glue up

I'm building frame and panel sides for a cabinet, which I've never done before, and had a question about the glue up. I'm use mortise and tenons to make the frame and the panel will be floating inside ...
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Techniques for repair wood chair seats

I have some antique (100+ yrs.) oak chairs that have developed cracks in the seat. In a previous question I asked how to better support the seats. Now I am finally getting around to working on them ...
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Choosing a CA glue for general purpose woodworking

I have a few specific woodworking uses for cyanoacrylate (CA, aka. 'super') glue. I'd also like to have some around so I can expand my usage as I find good new wood-related applications. My product ...
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What are the different types/grades of wood glue?

I was wondering what where different types or grades of glue there is for gluing wood. I use titebond and there is others. My Question is simple. Can somebody list the different types and how the ...
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How to make a box with rounded corners

I've stumbled on this beautiful piece of design. And I'm wondering how they constructed the wooden part of the box. I have some questions: Which type of wood they use, because the nerves are really ...
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Glue for butcher's blocks

I have made a chopping board for my kitchen out of some sort of hard dark wood. I don't know what it was. Because there was a crack in the product, I chiselled a slot down the crack and then glued a ...