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Forum topic by JackStraw42 posted 10-03-2017 01:29 PM 667 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-03-2017 01:29 PM

Hello. I’m working on a project where i need to glue an ebony ring onto an already fine sanded ebony plank. I fine sanded first because once the ring is in place, it will be very hard to sand up close to it. And there lies the problem that i’m asking about. When i clamp something while the glue sets, there is always squeeze out. I usually try to use a toothpick or something to remove it. For me it’s inevitable that the glue will smear a bit and i’ll have to come back later and sand away the stain. But in these tight situations where there is a 90 degree angle, it’s almost impossible to sand right up to the edge, especially if i want to do it in the direction of the grain. Can you guys offer any tips or tricks I can use to avoid this problem? I expect there to be squeeze out inside and outside of the ring. I considered maybe using blue tape but i think that would be difficult in my situation. Or, maybe i should let the squeeze out dry for a while before trying to remove it? Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. Thanks!

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 01:40 PM

Mr Straw you just have to add the right amount. I have worked with Ebony in the past so I know how hard it’s is to prepare the surface. There are no magic tricks I have used a glue syringe and tite bonds translucent glue. Good Luck

-- Aj

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 01:43 PM

Mask off where the adhesive goes, apply Shellac and then we you assemble the pieces the glue
peels right off.

Looking forward to your creation in the Projects thread.

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 02:17 PM

Nice idea, thanks!

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 03:06 PM

“Waxilit” is a form pf paste wax that is designed to reject glue sqdueezeout. Regular paste wax works in a pinch.

Place your ring into position and apply the wax to the corners where squeeze out can be a issue. Glue as normal and let the glue set up a while to harden. Squeeze outs can then be peeled/popped right off. Clean off the wax with mineral spirits and a towel.

Avoid getting the wax anywhere you really want the glue to stick for obvious reasons.

The previous comments tape method is a good alternative to apply the wax.

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