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09-19-2021 11:08 AM

The salad bowl I made recently used paper glue blocks instead of a chuck. The paper I used was a brown paper grocery bag. The top joint held firmly and separated nicely when it was supposed to. The bottom glue joint was quite a bit more fiddly to separate. One book I have says to use a manila file folder and another book I have says never use any “shiny” paper for the glue joint. My question is what paper do the folks use that use paper glue blocks use? Thanks very much.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.


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#1 posted 09-19-2021 11:16 AM

I use regular office paper, usually printed notes I’ve made for a previous project that hit the recycle bin in the shop.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 09-19-2021 11:21 AM

Thanks Dave….office paper = printer paper?

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#3 posted 09-19-2021 11:50 AM

Yep. Don’t remember what brand / weight, but it’s the standard paper I buy for the laser printer.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 09-19-2021 11:51 AM

I’ve used newspaper, and printer/copy paper. I didn’t think to see if they acted different.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#5 posted 09-19-2021 12:34 PM

Thanks Dave and Jim…It looks like the paper can be way thinner than I was thinking.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#6 posted 09-19-2021 04:26 PM

I always used newspaper but that was before I got a chuck. But, no one seems to subscribe to the newspaper and even brown paper bags can get hard to find. My grandkids hardly know what newspaper is…..

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 09-19-2021 04:34 PM

I used to use plain brown grocery bags, but found that gluing directly was a lot less hassle and more reliable. Gluing directly was also, IMO, a bit safer with the larger turnings as I did have one or two paper joints fail and come flying off at me. Glue it up, turn the piece, then part it off when done. YMMV.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#8 posted 09-19-2021 04:54 PM

Thanks Les and Brad, appreciate your points of view.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#9 posted 09-19-2021 06:59 PM



I always used newspaper but that was before I got a chuck. But, no one seems to subscribe to the newspaper and even brown paper bags can get hard to find. My grandkids hardly know what newspaper is…..

- LesB

Yep, There are sections of “fire starters” in most home improvement stores now. Various things like fatwood, packets of flammable gel, bags if kindling etc. Its like this whole new market emerged to take the place of what people used old newspaper for lol.

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#10 posted 09-19-2021 08:01 PM

I’ve used kraft paper joints, but Lyle Lamieson’s video on utube shows how to properly prep a block and mating surface and use thick ca glue. It’s the method I have used for several years now.

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