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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Other Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: bruegf on July 15, 2007, 01:10 PM

Title: Beginner level question
Post by: bruegf on July 15, 2007, 01:10 PM
I just glued a teak edge onto the edge of a plywood core formica laminated countertop I'm making for my laundry room.   I used Titebond III and since I've never used this glue before I was wondering how long I need to leave the edge clamped (temp is 65 to 70F) before I dare remove the clamps and route an edge profile on the teak.

Thanks

Fred
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: Jesse Cloud on July 15, 2007, 01:47 PM
Hey Fred,
The clamping time on Titebond III is one hour.  You can take the clamps off then.  The glue takes longer to fully cure and reach its full strength, though   I usually wait overnight before machining a glueup.  Better safe than sorry.
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: Bob Childress on July 15, 2007, 01:48 PM
Jesse beat me to it. I'd wait 24 hours before stressing the join by profiling it.
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: bruegf on July 15, 2007, 01:56 PM
Thanks,

I was hoping I could do the profile today, but I'll wait.  As you said, better safe than sorry.

Fred
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: Eli on July 15, 2007, 07:38 PM
If it comes off, use epoxy. I usually screw or epoxy teak to anything. Haven't used Titebond with it though.
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: bruegf on July 15, 2007, 09:41 PM
I usually use West System epoxy with teak when its on a boat.  Never used Titebond III with teak (or anything else, for that matter, until today).  So far it looks good, but its too early to tell.

Fred
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: bruegf on July 15, 2007, 09:43 PM
I plan to build some more cabinets for the laundry room using teak for trim since I have hundreds of board feet of burmese teak that I need to use up.  By the time I'm done I'll know for sure how TB III glues teak.

Fred
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: Eli on July 15, 2007, 11:35 PM
Definitely let us know, I have some teak I wanted to use to trim the new shop cabinets. How different is the III from the previous two? II is exterior PVA right?
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: Dick Latshaw on July 16, 2007, 03:51 PM
How different is the III from the previous two? II is exterior PVA right?

TB II is 'water resistant', while TB III is 'water proof'. TB III was the winner in a recent Fine Woodworking Magazine glue strength test, beating epoxy. We'll see - I'm going to use TB III on my soon-to-be built Domino Z chair.

Regards,
Dick
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: Bob Childress on July 16, 2007, 03:56 PM
How different is the III from the previous two? II is exterior PVA right?

TB II is 'water resistant', while TB III is 'water proof'. TB III was the winner in a recent Fine Woodworking Magazine glue strength test, beating epoxy. We'll see - I'm going to use TB III on my soon-to-be built Domino Z chair.

Regards,
Dick

I'll be interested in your results. I know David recommends epoxy, but TB III might be a good alternative. Pics when you get that far, please.
Title: Re: Beginner level question
Post by: bruegf on July 16, 2007, 04:02 PM
So far my teak edge glued w/ TB III looks good.  I've cut the profile and it didn't fall off :-)

I did wipe the teak surfaces to be glued with denatured alcohol to get rid of the oil in the teak, thinking it would bond better that way.  I do that with when using epoxy too.

Fred