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Offline jamesgang

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Domino glue ups
« on: October 26, 2021, 07:44 PM »
looking for some help on domino glue ups and found this group. I am using domino joints for an exterior wood (cedar) garden gate frame. Stiles and rails are glued to be 2" thick and each piece is about 5" wide. The gate is aprox. 5' wide and 5'-6" tall. I have two stiles and three rails with one angled support between bottom and mid rail.
My first question was the type of glue to use exterior type like titebond, or polyurethane type like Gorilla glue or an epoxy? I can preplan and stage my glue up process to save time, but I'm still sure a few extra minutes glue set time wouldn't hurt.
My 2nd question involves the actual glue up. Glue in the mortises and a little on the domino seems the most agreed on practice for the strongest joint. But I'm not sure whether or not to glue the joining stile and rail surfaces also? I know it would require some extra clean up. Any thoughts?

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Offline ChuckS

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Re: Domino glue ups
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2021, 08:09 PM »
I see that you posted a question to another thread about gluing. Not sure if these two threads will be merged together by the moderator. Here're my thoughts about outdoor domino joinery.

- Any one of the glues you mentioned (TB 3, poly and epoxy) will work. I'd use epoxy glue as it's not as messy as poly (which requires moisture to cure).
- I'd apply glue to the joint just as if regular PVA glue were used: in the mortises, on the dominoes and the stile/rail mating surfaces.
 
« Last Edit: October 26, 2021, 08:59 PM by ChuckS »

Offline guybo

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Re: Domino glue ups
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2021, 08:20 PM »
Hi,lots of info from this great builder and welcome
« Last Edit: October 26, 2021, 08:23 PM by guybo »

Offline Birdhunter

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  • Woodworker, Sportsman, Retired
Re: Domino glue ups
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2021, 05:31 PM »
I swabbed out the mortises with alcohol (not the rubbing kind) and I used Sipo tenons as they are weather resistant. When I built my outdoor benches. I packed epoxy into the areas closest to the tenons to further protect them from water.
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Offline Lbob131

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Re: Domino glue ups
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2021, 10:42 AM »
Nice  gates  by Gary  Katz   but  they  look  just  half  finished.