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    Frozen Glue ?

    I went to get my bottle of wood glue last night and found it was frozen solid. Of course that was when I took the time to read the label and it clearly says do not freeze! Is this bottle of glue useless now or would it be alright after I thaw it out?

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    RE: Frozen Glue ?

    I'll put it this way. Which is more expensive, your time, effort and the wood involved, or a new bottle of glue? Glue is made of chemicals that react with each other and some chemicals can have that reactability removed or at least minimized by being allowed to reach certain temperature levels. I can bottle and get a new one.:)

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    RE: Frozen Glue ?

    Dump it. It MAY have survived, but ya won't know until you're in the middle (or near the end) of something sweaty... and then it's too late. Then you're HOSED.

    Lots of stuff changes irreversibly after freezing. Ever eat cheese that's been frozen? Like cheddar, not mozzarella? It just never gets CHEESY again after that.

    Now - frozen WHIPPED CREAM - now THAT's a TREAT. :)

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    RE: Frozen Glue ?

    I found that my tightbond 2 was still okay after freezing and thawing, but it had separated badly and I wouldn't have bothered to try it had it not been an emergency.

    Rob.

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    RE: Frozen Glue ?

    I'd chuck it. Glue is cheep but wood is expensive.

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    RE: Frozen Glue ?

    Mine freezes now and then, living in Michigania and all... I try to avoid it, as it's an inconvience if I have left it in the garage and now have to wait for it to thaw, but I've never had any of my projects fail due to frozen glue. Have never seen my titebond seperate as mentioned above, though. If yours has, I'd say that should throw up some red flags.

    Tim F

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    RE: Frozen Glue ?

    Keep it frozen until science comes up with a way to bring it back to life upon thawing...

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    RE: Frozen Glue ?

    I store my glue and stains in the house during the winter for that pupose so I don't worry about freezing it.
    Days without wood working aren't worth getting up for.
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    RE: Frozen Glue ?

    thaw it and if it looks ok, its ok...

    glue on the truck will freeze a dozen times this winter. until it thaws and becomes thick, its ok....jack

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    RE: Frozen Glue ?

    >thaw it and if it looks ok, its ok...
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    >glue on the truck will freeze a dozen times this winter.
    >until it thaws and becomes thick, its ok....jack

    Never thought of that happening...

    BTW, your Link
    http://www.woodshopphotos.com/gallery/just-stuff

    When I click it, I get:
    Forbidden
    You don't have permission to access /gallery/just-stuff on this server.


    Can you fix it somehow?

    Thank you.



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