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Forum topic by Kaleb the Swede posted 12-01-2013 01:20 PM 2211 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kaleb the Swede

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12-01-2013 01:20 PM

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Hi there. I am planning on making a small gift for my grandmother and I have some small pieces of Bubinga.
It being an oily wood, I have researched what glues to use and seem to get answers all over the map. What should I use? I have titebond 2 and titebond hide glue on hand. I can also get a hold of epoxy that my cousin has (West 505). Anyone have experience of working with it and how they did it?

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#1 posted 12-01-2013 01:43 PM

Did some veneer work with bubinga couple of years ago, after sanding, wiped with denatured alcohol let dry and used titebond 2 with no problem. Did not try this on joints though

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#2 posted 12-01-2013 01:59 PM

as jeff said
wipe with alcohol
or lacquer thinner
titebond works just fine
for the bubinga i have used
this way

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#3 posted 12-01-2013 02:48 PM

Thanks guys I’ll give it a go

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