Gluing workpiece to wood faceplate - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 10-22-2009, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 78
View woodciro's Photo Album My Photos
Gluing workpiece to wood faceplate

I've seen this several places-gluing the workpiece to a wooden faceplate (example: bowl turning), seperating the two with a piece of paper so it will break apart when the turning is finished.

My question is this joint strong enough to be safe? I realise that the work piece would be fairly true and balanced by the time it reached this stage, but still...it just seems to be an accident looking for somewhere to happen.

Anyone use this method?

Thanks, John
woodciro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 10-22-2009, 09:23 PM
Senior Member
 
firehawkmph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 5,023
View firehawkmph's Photo Album My Photos
John,
I have seen Norm do that on his show. I have never used the piece of paper in between, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. The paper would have glue on both sides, so think of it like drywall taping, where the tape actually strengthens the joint. I don't think the paper in this case adds to the strength, but just makes it easier to split the two later. I have glued on blocks without the paper with titebond III and haven't had any problems.
Mike Hawkins
firehawkmph is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 10-22-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 78
View woodciro's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by firehawkmph View Post
...I have glued on blocks without the paper with titebond III and haven't had any problems.
Mike Hawkins

I guess without the paper you just part the block from the workpiece? I'm new to woodturning and am just getting my lathe set up for bowls, which is what I wanted to turn all along.

Thanks, John
woodciro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 Old 10-22-2009, 11:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 382
View Lilty's Photo Album My Photos
I have used this paper joint ( brown paper bag ) on bowls and inside out turnings without any issues.
Parts were easy to seperate.

Lilty
Lilty is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 10-23-2009, 06:19 AM
4Woodturning
 
Jeff4woodturning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cedar Hill, MO.
Posts: 352
View Jeff4woodturning's Photo Album My Photos
I also have used the paper glue joint on my inside out turnings, small hollow Christmas globes, and small bowls. make sure your glue block and turning piece are true, i use printer paper glue both sides and use the tail stock till turning is balanced.

Glue block with out paper i concave glue block about 32nd of a inch to the center, load it up with CA, spray activator on turning, hold it tight with tail stock turn by hand while spraying with activator on the joint. but i always part turning off with or with out paper.

two sided sticky tape work good on small plates and birdhouse stand bases.

Jeff,

"Just because your not bleeding, don't mean your turning safely"..
Jeff4woodturning is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 10-23-2009, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 78
View woodciro's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks, Jeff and Lilty. I was just a little wary of this procedure. It just seemed a little precarious.

Jeff, I'll let you know when I start bleeding.

John
woodciro is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 10-23-2009, 09:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Posts: 3,257
View john lucas's Photo Album My Photos
long before I bought a chuck I used a paper joint for a lot of different work. I use newspaper simply because I always have it. Just coat both pieces of wood with a thin layer of glue and then clamp them together. The paper does seem to slow down the glue drying time so give it a little longer than normal.
If you need to remove all of the glue afterwords which some projects require use white vinegar. It will soften it so you can scraper it off.
john lucas is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 10-23-2009, 08:01 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
Posts: 15
View Woodwacker Jeff's Photo Album My Photos
paper glue joint

I have used paper glues joints successfully using Titebond II glue. Best results were when I glued it up in the evening and let it sit overnight.
Woodwacker Jeff is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 10-24-2009, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 78
View woodciro's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks, everyone. I was just a little leery of it, but it seems to be a widespread practice.

John
woodciro is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 10-24-2009, 06:18 PM
HLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Canton,N.C.
Posts: 174
View HLW's Photo Album My Photos
Woodciro,This is the way we were taught to do bowls in Ind. Arts.( or wood shop) when I was in Jr. High School years ago. I guess that was before chucks were on the scene in wood turning? We used note book paper and then it was white Elmers glue that we used. You will not have any problems if you clamp it and let it dry 24 hrs. I still use this method when I want a smooth bottom on a bowl. All you have to do is take a hammer and chisel and a light tap and it will separate the two pieces. I usually put it on the bench belt sander and voila', you have a smooth bottom bowl. Go for it !!!
HLW is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 10-25-2009, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 78
View woodciro's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks, HLW. This seems to be an old accepted practice. When I get the switch fixed on my lathe, I'll be ready.

John
woodciro is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Delta Faceplate Bill-G Woodturning 5 04-07-2012 11:35 PM
Gluing wood to a mirror surface ? WayneM General Woodworking Discussion 7 02-20-2012 04:13 PM
Ridgid Flip Top workpiece support.... best 30 bucks I've ever spent! :) Marv Tool Reviews 25 06-21-2011 11:29 AM
Gluing Treated Wood CivilEngineer13 General Woodworking Discussion 3 03-30-2009 10:57 AM
gluing plywood to solid wood gerald l leal General Woodworking Discussion 3 10-10-2008 02:13 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome