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AlaskaGuy

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05-24-2020 07:47 AM

Living in Alaska is great…....................Most of the time….......................Went to 6 stores today looking for Titebond extend …............Came home empty handed….......................this happens a lot up here…............and shipping charge aren’t cheep

Rant over.

2 Lowe’s

2 Home Depot’s

Ace Hardware

And a real lumber yard

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!


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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 05-24-2020 09:11 AM

If you find it in a half-gallon bottle, know this: The stuff becomes old and useless, after a while. Good for nothing but holding down the foot pedal on my dust collector.

Where, in the Frozen North, do you dwell?

-- Mark

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 05-24-2020 10:54 AM

I purchase titebond by the gallon and use it mostly over the year. When I first open it and fill my glue bottle it then leaves an airspace above it which will allow it to thicken over time.

Solution:
Get some small soda bottles. Divide what’s left of the gallon between them. Fill them right to the very top. That way you only have a small bottle opened at one time and often use it before it can thicken. It works for me. I read about this someplace and it solved my problem.

Here in Maine I could get it in small bottles when I want, but it’s so much less expensive by the gallon.

Also, I was wondering? Is Amazon Prime available up there in the nether regions? If is was then stuff should be available and deliverable at low cost. I doubt if the 2 day thing would be available though.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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AlaskaGuy

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#3 posted 05-24-2020 03:13 PM



If you find it in a half-gallon bottle, know this: The stuff becomes old and useless, after a while. Good for nothing but holding down the foot pedal on my dust collector.

Where, in the Frozen North, do you dwell?

- Mark Wilson

Eagle River, but I was looking in Anchorage.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 05-24-2020 03:32 PM

I used Titebond extend a couple times, and really didn’t like it. Too runny and it just makes a mess.

I went back to TBII for most all applications.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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AlaskaGuy

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#5 posted 05-24-2020 03:38 PM


I used Titebond extend a couple times, and really didn t like it. Too runny and it just makes a mess.

I went back to TBII for most all applications.

- pintodeluxe

I haven’t use it before so maybe is good that I couldn’t find it. My go to glue of the last 50 years is Elmer’s yellow carpenter glue for most stuff.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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pottz

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#6 posted 05-25-2020 04:31 AM

had an uncle that lived their about 35 years ago,nice place to visit ;-\

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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AlaskaGuy

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#7 posted 05-25-2020 05:43 AM



had an uncle that lived their about 35 years ago,nice place to visit ;-\n
- pottz
Been here 47 years. Believe me it’s not at all like it was 35 years ago( wish it was in many ways). I have some family in Calif. If it wasn’t for that I’d never step foot there again.

Disclaimer: Might be tempted to show my face in Anaheim if they got the woodworking show back. And who knows might have to deliver some Muktuk someday.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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pottz

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#8 posted 05-25-2020 07:25 AM


had an uncle that lived their about 35 years ago,nice place to visit ;-

- pottz
Been here 47 years. Believe me it s not at all like it was 35 years ago( wish it was in many ways). I have some family in Calif. If it wasn t for that I d never step foot there again.

Disclaimer: Might be tempted to show my face in Anaheim if they got the woodworking show back. And who knows might have to deliver some Muktuk someday.

- AlaskaGuy

damn so there is hope.yeah what the hells the reason for no show,we do have woodworkers here?

well if you ever come down again your always welcome in my shop ag,well if ya got some muktuk anyway-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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AlaskaGuy

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#9 posted 05-25-2020 07:37 AM

I Used go to the AWFS Fair in Anaheim every year it was there. The show alternated between Anaheim and Atalanta every other year. The short story I get is the Unions (especially the IEBW) in calif became so asinine with their demands they just up an move it to Las Vegas.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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johnstoneb

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#10 posted 05-25-2020 02:18 PM

I had the same experience with the extend as pintodeluxe. I was not impressed with it and have gone back to TBII and III. I used to use Elmer’s but it got hard to find for awhile and TB original was available so I switched.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#11 posted 05-25-2020 05:50 PM



I used Titebond extend a couple times, and really didn t like it. Too runny and it just makes a mess.

I went back to TBII for most all applications.

- pintodeluxe

I bought the extend, used it once, and shelved it for same reason. I am thinking to combine it with TII and see what happens. Sorry, a little off topic.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#12 posted 05-25-2020 08:18 PM



I haven t use it before so maybe is good that I couldn t find it. My go to glue of the last 50 years is Elmer s yellow carpenter glue for most stuff.
- AlaskaGuy

I liked Elmers for a long time but they have been changing the formula to be more like TB2 and I had problems with the last bottle. I contacted the company and got no reply which really turned me off.


Been here 47 years. Believe me it s not at all like it was 35 years ago( wish it was in many ways).
- AlaskaGuy

I lived in Anchorage in the 80’s -early 90’s, military and traveled all over the state. Climbed mountains and glaciers, camped on the Yukon river, slept in snow, caught reds, silvers, kings, steelhead, rock bass, cod, almost got kissed by a prankster seal, got the sheet scared out of me by a pod of killer whales, snowmobiled frozen rivers, got drunk and skinny dipped in hot springs, and still didn’t see the whole state. People can’t imagine the size of it. I got sick of the snow but part of me wishes I had stayed.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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pottz

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#13 posted 05-25-2020 11:52 PM

yeah ive been their 3 times,once in a motor home when i was a kid,once we flew into a wilderness lodge and fished for salmon,and once on a cruise ship.anyway you go it’s a beautiful experience and id say put getting there on your bucket list.but i dont want to live there year round,i like the socal weather too much.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 05-27-2020 02:24 AM

I’ve only been there on a cruise. We did see Skagway and Juneau and took a helicopter up to the top of the glacier…and went to see all the salmon bunched up by a fish hatchery. We were in anchorage and Faribanks but I really wanted to go to Dawson and the Aleutian Islands but that was not on the tour.

I standardized on Titebond III because it is waterproof and it works for everything I do. I have never seen or used Extend. What is it’s advantage over other glues? We had the Titebond rep put on a coule seminars for our Guild and he say that if your Titebond gets thick, add a little water and shake or stir it up until you get the consistency like when it is new and it is just as strong.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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pottz

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#15 posted 05-27-2020 04:52 PM



I ve only been there on a cruise. We did see Skagway and Juneau and took a helicopter up to the top of the glacier…and went to see all the salmon bunched up by a fish hatchery. We were in anchorage and Faribanks but I really wanted to go to Dawson and the Aleutian Islands but that was not on the tour.

I standardized on Titebond III because it is waterproof and it works for everything I do. I have never seen or used Extend. What is it s advantage over other glues? We had the Titebond rep put on a coule seminars for our Guild and he say that if your Titebond gets thick, add a little water and shake or stir it up until you get the consistency like when it is new and it is just as strong.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


good tip on the water add jim.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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