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11-21-2000, 03:24 PM
Hi Folks, this is my first, but hopping not the last post on this great forum,
I'm a novice/beginer woodworker, and have a question, my wife uses A LOT of white elmer's glue, due to her craft making hobby, but I'm debating between buying woodworker's glue or to use regular white glue, in my projects, since it's handy and always around at home.
I'm open to any comment, thanks in advance for your help.
11-21-2000, 11:10 PM
Why not HIS and HERS glues????? there is a reason that the yellow stuff is now called "wood glue"
Go with the yellow wood glue for most projects. It is realativly water resistant when dry. Not water proof, but the wood doesn't like water that much ether.
For some projects you might even want to go with more tough stuff then the woodworkers glue. Gorella glue is realy good for difficult applications or where you might expect weather effects. Outdoor furnature
11-22-2000, 10:10 PM
The only real difference in yellow and white glue in woodworking is the tack time. The yellow glue dries faster so projects don't need to stay in clamps as long. Most woodworkers use white glue for projects that take longer than 10 minutes to assemble like dovetailed drawers. The slower tack time give you longer to work. If you have white glue on hands, go ahead and use it.
Hope this helps
11-24-2000, 06:53 PM
TightBond, the real glue. It comes in dark for darker woods too. I like it better than the white stuff, as it is tackier. I use it on dovetails and had no problems. Elmer's woodglue doesn't even come close
Never tried white glue for woodworking. I have used Titebond for years and always had good results and recently tried Gorilla glue. The Gorilla works good but, a word of warning, you have to watch it closely for the first 10 or 15 min. after application, it foams. I was warned about this and my first use I waited wiped the foam and was done for the night, next day major foam runoff hard as a rock. It is also very pricey.
12-05-2000, 10:30 PM
Paid for a class from Marc Adams (Big wood guru). He said 98% of the stuff he makes is with white glue. He said the other glues all have their uses (he even worked with the manufacturers on some of them). But again 98% of the time he uses white glue.