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Glueing up stock.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Ken Appelt, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Ken Appelt

    Ken Appelt

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    My current stock of cherry is full of cracks so want to try to glue up some wood from the lumber yard, thinking about poplar,,,4” boards,,,,,four of them to make a 4 x 4 block about ten inches long... I used to glue up stock all the time, however that was back in the day of hide glue, etc.
    I just read an article to use Hot Melt PUR. Haven’t checked it out at Home DippyDo yet, have seen some online.

    What do you think?

    Anything better?
     
  2. Ken Appelt

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    Did some research,, I guess you need a special applicator which costs about $100, so forget that idea..

    What do you suggest to glue up stock to turn?
     
  3. Robert D Evans

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    I use Titebond wood glue. Clamp it up over night and the glue joint will be stronger than the wood.
     
  4. Mike Johnson

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    I have turned many laminated glued wood blanks within several hours of gluing and clamping just so long as it is mounted between centers when starting out.
    If you don't have support from the tail stock (between centers) then you want to wait until the glue is fully set. Any of the wood glues work fine.
     
  5. Bill Boehme

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    Do you have a jointer so that you can get the boards as flat as possible?
     
  6. Ken Appelt

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    Nope, no jointer , so have to use them as they come from Home Dippy Do.

    Thanks for the ideas. Will try titebond... I first started using that 30 years ago...glad it’s still top choice.
     
  7. Gerald Lawrence

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    Most short boards are flat enough to glue together. You can check by holding boards together and look thru the joint at a light source. Also a plane can be used to flatten the board.
     
  8. Russell Nugent

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    S4s from the home center should be plenty flat enough. Remember when you think you've got enough clamps on there, add more.
     
  9. Steven Wright

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    This is glued up hickory and reclaimed 1940s walnut. I do have a jointer and planer though. I use titebond 3. Works great.
    Also here is a laminate I made for spindle turning.
    Just make certain you are gluing face or edge grain, not end grain with no gaps, and adequate glue with proper cure and it is stronger than the wood.
     

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  10. Ken Appelt

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    Used ‘original’ Titebond on some poplar, turned it,,, worked fine.
     

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