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Offline Gary N.

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Applying glue in Domino mortise
« on: January 22, 2013, 01:33 AM »
I just finished my first job using my new Domino. I learned in one of Paul Marcel's videos that domino joints are strongest when glue is applied to both the mortise and tenon. The tenon is easy- you just use a small glue brush. The mortise is a little more difficult because when you squirt the glue in, it just lies on the bottom. You then have to use a glue brush to get the glue on the sides of the mortise where it belongs. Here's my solution.  I went to Woodcraft and bought 2 Glubot glue bottles.
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On one bottle I cut the end off normally and I use it to apply glue to the tenons and the mating surfaces in between the mortises.
The second bottle in drilled a 1/8th inch hole  through the side of the tip so glue goes on to the side of the mortise rather than the bottom.
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I got so I could apply just the right amount of glue to the mortise and it goes on to the sides where it needs to be.
Gary

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Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 03:06 AM »
Ha! Awesome!  I'm stealing that idea :)  I have one of those GlueBots and like it though lately I was trying the silicone brushes.  This will be much faster...  [tongue]
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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 03:08 AM »
Nice tip,thanks

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 06:12 AM »
My old Elmers glue bottle works like that. I have refilled it so many times with Titebond that I am starting to feel guilty! The new Titebond bottles are also very good.

I use a domistick (lollipop stick) to get the glue stuck to the sides of the domiholes.

Peter

Offline Michael_Swe

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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 06:58 AM »
Great tip.
Thank you!
//Michael

Offline bruegf

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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 07:58 AM »
At the drawers and doors class, Brian (the instructor) just puts a puddle of glue on a scrap board, and then lays the domino into the glue, first one side and then the other while moving it around a bit to spread glue all over the domino surfaces and then inserts the domino into the mortise w/o putting glue in the mortise first.   

This is much quicker than the what I used to do by brushing glue on the domino and inside the mortise with an acid brush and I've not had a joint failure yet.   I'm guessing that on an assembly with a lot of dominos you might get a better joint with this method as the glue on the first dominos is less likely to too dry before you get glue spread on the last ones.

I too have started using the silicone brushes - a huge improvement over the acid brushes.

Fred
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 08:02 AM »
Wonderful idea!!!  I already use the GluBot conventionally, but this adds icing to the cake.  Thanks for sharing it!  The silicone glue paddles also work well, and are reusable. 

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 06:02 PM »
Awesome!!  And it only modifies the replaceable tip.  [cool]



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Offline DKurzweil

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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 06:10 PM »
Noticed these recently came out:

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=31790&site=ROCKLER

I've used the larger size for regular glue ups.  I wonder how this smaller size would work inside domino mortices.  Anyone try it out yet?

Daniel
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Offline bwiele

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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 08:32 PM »
Noticed these recently came out:

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=31790&site=ROCKLER

I've used the larger size for regular glue ups.  I wonder how this smaller size would work inside domino mortices.  Anyone try it out yet?

Daniel

I use the standard size one from Rockler (not the Mini) to spread glue in the Domino mortises and the flat (blade) side is PERFECT for the task. I even bought extras and get my kids involved when I'm doing a big glue-up!

Offline Kevin D.

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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 10:42 PM »
These little glue spreaders from LV are my favorites for spreading the glue on the inside walls of my mortices, and they last forever.

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http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=48479&cat=1,110,42967&ap=1
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Re: Applying glue in Domino mortise
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 10:55 PM »
These little glue spreaders from LV are my favorites for spreading the glue on the inside walls of my mortices, and they last forever.

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http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=48479&cat=1,110,42967&ap=1

I use these except in the UK I buy them from The Early Learning Centre (a shop for very young children). The great thing is that the glue just peels off when it has dried.

Peter