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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all! First time user and first posting. I have a drop leaf table that I was given. The only issue is the main leg is split. Would it be worth gluing or replacing it? Thoughts and recommendations are always appreciated!
  2. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Do these things help in preventing dried glue gunk in the tip area of wood glue?
  3. Joinery
    PVA (Polyvinylacetate (I think), is the same as Titebond (I think). I make small boxes with mitred joints on the sides ends and also but joints for the top and bottom. Inevitably there is squeezeout which invades the surrounding wood pieces. It can't be left of course. I use a drinking straw...
  4. Wood Finishing
    Has anyone ever had a problem when edgebanding where there are glue spots that end up on the material? I have a Giben edgebander and recently we have been finding small glue spots on the material but a couple inches for the actual edge getting banded. Almost like the glue is spraying from...
  5. Joinery
    People, I am trying to find a way to glue these two pieces of wood together to make a small table. But as you can see the bottom log is holed from its top (it used to be for small candles). I am not experienced in wood working and I am hoping not to cut big parts of the log (if possible)...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello! Newbie here. Starting to do woodworking. I bought 80 m² of mahogany wood tiles like those in the photos attached to this thread. I am to use half of them to refloor my workshop (40m²), and planning to upcycle the rest. Photos on smugmug...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I have a plastic widget that has some smooth, fairly gentle curves that go for about 6" and I want to glue some 1mm or so thick veneers that I have cut out of different types of wood. What would be the best glue to use? CA glue, standard titebond wood glue or something else? I'd like to...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have to glue down an L-shaped "bullnose" across a wide, wood-floored, concrete step tomorrow morning. I don't have a choice in the matter - it is already there, and the bullnose is partially pulled up. The bullnose was originally tacked down with small finish nails, but the nails could only...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    I got the 59" x 30" linnmon black/brown top for my new computer desk (apparently it's made of fiberboard/particleboard and filled with paper). I also bought one of those fancy ergonomic metal arm keyboard trays (humanscale 6G). Well, the keyboard tray arm thing weighs about 20lbs, and I'm...
  10. Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    I'm building maple face frame cabinets with prefinished 3/4" plywood boxes. For the wall cabinets, the sides, top, and bottom are tongue and grooved into the face frame and will be glued. The sides have dados that the tops and bottoms fit into and will also be glued. The upper rear rail is...
  11. Joinery
    I usually don't try to glue dissimilar woods together because of the mismatched expansion factors. However, I have some dark lyptus that would look really nice contrasted with some white hard maple on a project I'm doing. I want to glue a length 6 inch 1.25 inch wide of hard maple to a matching...
  12. Joinery
    I am making a 11' x 5' table top out of 5 beams that measure 11'x4"x12". These are HEAVY beams. they are not perfectly jointed or sanded. Much of the seams make decent contact but there are portions where there is an 1/8" gap. Is there a best glue to use for this? I will obviously clamp them...
  13. Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    We are building shaker cabinets, but we made the insets different for ease and looks, and now we're paying for it. Basically, instead of using ply insets and doing tongue and groove to insert them, we got 1 by X boards. So they range from 1x3 to 1x10 boards. It looks nicer, but what we did was...
  14. General Woodworking Discussion
    I made a small walnut shadow box for a friend and after applying the first coat of danish oil finish the lid separated from the the wall of the box at one corner. The gap is only about the thickness of printer paper and extends about an inch in both directions from the corner. My first idea...
  15. General Woodworking Discussion
    I need to glue a 1/4-inch oak plywood to the back of a mirror (bathroom cabinet, made from 3/4-inch red oak). I do not want to damage the silver backing on the mirror by using the wrong glue. There are hundreds of glues out there, and of course they all claim to be the best. But what glue is the...
  16. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey does anybody have any ideas where to get a machine like this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZsRU0oxiXU I'm trying to glue dovetail boxes that I cut with a laser machine and as of right now I'm having to do it by hand with a brush. The machine above was made in Poland and they no...
  17. Joinery
    Hello all. I, and I assume most of you, tend to get wood glue on my parallel and pipe clamps when doing glue ups. I have three questions. 1. Do any of you use wax paper or paste wax (or anything else) beforehand to protect the bars/pipes or do you prefer to just scrape it off after? 2. Do you...
  18. Joinery
    Hello all, new to this forum but I think I found the right place. I build small balsa wood bridges for a high school science competition (small as in ~10 grams, pieces as thin as 1/32"). I have tried titebond wood glue, but it doesn't seem to hold up well. I have seen a few designs using a...
  19. Joinery
    Hi, Can someone please tell me what type of glue I would buy if I wanted to join wood with glue and screws and I never want it to come apart again without ripping the wood. I'm working with 8-ply maple & African mahogany. Cost is not an object. I don't care if it's hazardous to the skin or...
  20. Joinery
    Hey all! I have some questions regarding common/best practices as regards the proper disposal of PVA adhesive. According the MSDS: the glue should never be washed down the drain. According to my local glue rep: a little bit of thinned out glue won't harm anything According to my guys on the...
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