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Offline Birdhunter

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Edge Treatment Attachmey
« on: January 25, 2019, 06:48 AM »
I am building two end tables out of beautiful quarter sawn white oak. I glued on 1/4” thick strips of brown ebony around the perimeter of both tables. The table tops are a little thicker than 3/4”.

I used the trick of roughing up the table’s edges, applying a 50/50 water glue solution to the edges, and then gluing on the brown ebony.

The ebony has stayed well attached for about a week, but I’m worried about long term in my client’s home.

I would think quarter sawn white oak will move almost not at all as will the brown ebony.

Worst case is one or more of the brown ebony strips could come loose. Is there a more forgiving glue than TB III?

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Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: Edge Treatment Attachmey
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 01:45 PM »
I would still be a bit concerned about the total width of the top expanding and contracting.  It probably will be stable, but I think there is still going to be some movement.

I have seen some roycroft secretaries with 1/8" oak over the end grain, and it seems to still be hanging on, so there may be hope.