What type of glue to you use?

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Blog entry by WoodshopTherapy posted 10-31-2019 08:28 PM 831 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I use 6 different types of glue in my workshop. Not one glue works for every purpose. Check out my latest video about strengths and weaknesses of wood glues… and see my Halloween sign repair using waterproof glue. Hope you have a safe Halloween! Scott


-- Scott Bennett - sharing woodworking knowledge

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#1 posted 11-01-2019 12:39 AM

Almost exclusively hot hide glue but I do use some liquid hide glue and fish glue.
Sometimes for non critical jobs I’ll use PVA. ....and almost always epoxy for boat work.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 11-01-2019 03:10 AM

I do buy Titebond III by the gallon jug and is my primary glue. I do keep Titebond Hide glue on hand for most restorations. I do keep several of the syringe epoxy tubes on hand for repairs. I’ve tried the Titebond Extend for the longer assembly glue-up times, but too runny and seems to take forever to cure. So it collect dust on the shelf. I did buy two 8oz bottles of Titebond Quick & Thick. I opened them up to use on a project that needed a glue that wouldn’t run, But, both tubes the glue hardened inside the tubes, not able to use either bottle, both bottles I bought three months prior to trying to use them. So I now use epoxy instead of Quick & Thick.

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#3 posted 11-01-2019 10:43 AM

I enjoyed this, learned things, and hope you post more.

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#4 posted 11-03-2019 03:19 AM

I find some of that very interesting. I use a vacuum press and bag. My only glue so far has been Titebond Coldpress, mostly because that’s what I was taught. I thought the TB III would setup too fast. I apply it (TBCP) pretty thin and then straight in to the bag, usually all inside of 10 minutes. I bought some UltraCat from JoeWoodworker, but have yet to use any, mostly because I still have a bottle of TBCP.

So far all of my glueups but one have been permanent. My one failure I think was because it ended up visiting my tablesaw repeatedly, and the vibration knocked the veneer loose, but I wasn’t paying attention, don’t remember doing the glueup, and one day the veneer fell off. Just an instructional piece, but now I’m not sure on what was the lesson.

-- ShopCat

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