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Planeman40

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09-03-2018 03:27 PM

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I am contemplating a project that will require a rather large lamination and I am looking into a glue with the longest open working life before setting. My usual “go to” glue is Titebond, however this will set far faster than I need. Many years ago I used the old powdered glues like Weldwood (mixed with water) and resorcinol glue (dry powder mixed with a liquid special hardener) that is waterproof.

Is there anything new out there that I am not familiar with?

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#1 posted 09-03-2018 04:17 PM

you could mention exactly how much open time are you needing ??
some epoxies have a retarder – but I don’t know how long the extended is.

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#2 posted 09-03-2018 04:29 PM

I’m not sure. The longer the better, I have plenty of time to let itd set once the lamination is clamped in place, but getting it glued up, in place and clamped is the problem.

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#3 posted 09-03-2018 04:47 PM

How big is “large”. What is it you laminating?

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#4 posted 09-03-2018 04:55 PM

We need to know if you’re using laminate to cover plywood, or just laminating plywood together….You need to be more specific in your description…..Laminate to plywood use contact cement…..Laminating ply to ply, I use Titebond Slow Set…..It has a longer drying time than the regular Titebonds….gives you alittle more time for a glueup…...!!

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#5 posted 09-03-2018 05:01 PM

No laminate. Just wood. I have done laminates before but it was back in the 1970s. I used the above mentioned Weldwood and resorcinol glues. I want to know if anything new in glue has appeared on the scene that would be better.

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#6 posted 09-03-2018 05:33 PM

I’ve never used those glues you mentioned so I couldn’t tell you, other than the Titebond I mentioned…..How big of a lamination are you talking about..? I use the Titebind glues on all my lamination, and plenty of clamps…!!

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#7 posted 09-03-2018 07:48 PM

you could contact Gougeon Brothers WestSystem and tell them
all your environmental data and see what they recommend.

but – be advised: they will want to know ” how large” your project is
and “how slow” you want the adhesive window to be open.

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#8 posted 09-03-2018 09:53 PM

I might call West.

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