Glueing Ipe and Cumaru

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Forum topic by EeerWoodworker posted 02-03-2019 03:16 PM 268 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2019 03:16 PM

I have some Ipe and Cumaru scraps that were used for the packing of my Ipe deck boards when they were shipped.

Most of them are 3/4×3/4 so I would like to use them for miter bars on jigs.

Has anyone had luck using Titebond 3? Advantage Lumber suggests using epoxy or polyurethane glue.

If you use epoxy to glue up Ipe, do you have a good suggestion on which one to use?

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#1 posted 02-05-2019 12:43 PM

For a lot of the exotics they are quite oily. I use some Naptha to rub them down really quick to knock the oil back. Wear a glove, the splinters are killers. Once that flashes off I use Ape glue, and a spritz of water.

Wood Database suggest sanding too. I've found I don't need to going as above. Now what I have done that way isn't 50 years old though either. So if it were for outdoors, maybe a scuff would be appropriate.

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