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Forum topic by YankeeFan posted 02-26-2020 09:06 PM 306 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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YankeeFan

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02-26-2020 09:06 PM

Hi everyone, Presently, I’m in the middle of producing a small desk clock. I needed two pieces of the project to be identical. I drew the pattern and cut it out. Since I needed two pieces identical, I decided to bandsaw the parts together, so I purchased some spray adhesive, I then affixed the pattern to the top piece and joined the other part
to the top piece, also using adhesive. After cutting and sanding the joined pieces, I separated the two pieces and the pattern. Then, I sanded the surfaces where I used the adhesive. The short of this, will the adhesive have any effect on whatever finish I choose? Have a great day and thanks.


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 02-26-2020 09:13 PM

I always get rid of spray adhesive residue with mineral spirits first, then sand and finish. YMMV.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Kazooman

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#2 posted 02-26-2020 09:27 PM

I haven’t used spray adhesive for this, but I use double sided carpet tape to attach router templates all the time. Never had any issues with finishing. The spray adhesive would be wet when first applied and might penetrate pores in the wood a bit more. That would be my major concern with an open-pored wood like oak, but Brad indicates it works well.

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 02-26-2020 09:42 PM

I use spray adhesive to attach paper pattern printouts to masonite when making a pattern template, but once the masonite pattern is shaped, I use carpet tape to attach to the project wood (spray is overkill for that).

If you have used spray adhesive, definitely remove it before sanding to avoid mushing it around (some stuff like 3M “77” never sets hard).

I’ve had success with mineral spirits followed by lacquer thinner to get all the residue (and wished I had never done it in the first place 8^)

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Rich

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#4 posted 02-27-2020 01:05 AM

Or Naphtha

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Foghorn

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#5 posted 02-27-2020 04:40 AM



Or Naphtha

- Rich

Naphtha, mineral spirits, camping fuel, lighter fluid. All very similar liquid cuts.

-- Darrel

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Rich

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#6 posted 02-27-2020 05:19 AM


Naphtha, mineral spirits, camping fuel, lighter fluid. All very similar liquid cuts.

- Foghorn

Thanks for clearing that up.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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