Cleaning glue out of edgebander
The tedious process, illustrated. October 30, 2003

Vacuum application FAQ
All aspects of vacuum and how it is used by the woodworker. March 18, 2002

Radius Cabinet Job - Project Review
October 27, 2003

Does it Pay to Own an Edgebander?
A good edgebander can really boost your productivity, but how much machine you need depends on how much volume you're doing. October 9, 2006

Adhesives and Glues Compared
Lots of good background info on traditional glues and modern adhesives in this long thread about gluing an Ipe edge to a countertop. January 20, 2010

Laying Up a Laminated Door Arch
An extended discussion with pictures goes into depth about various ways to make a laminated wood arch for a doorway. September 5, 2006

Troubleshooting Glue Joint Failure in Maple
A discussion about various issues that could cause glue-line failure in joints made with freshly machined quartersawn maple. October 2, 2007

Gluing face frame joints
Is the added glue necessary? August 13, 2002

More on Spray-Applying Contact Cement
An extended discussion of pressurized tanks, spray equipment, application techniques, and adhesive performance. June 10, 2006

Troubleshooting Glue Line Swelling in Furniture
In this long and complicated thread, woodworkers and experts try to figure out what's causing a slight ridge to form at the glue line in a wood chair lamination. July 29, 2014

How to Make an Elliptical Jamb
Advice on various approaches to laying up and gluing an elliptical door jamb. December 9, 2013

Adhesives and Methods for Very Thin Glue-Ups
This discussion of how to glue up wide boards and re-saw them to 1/8 thickness includes some technical info and insight into glue types and the nature of glue bonds in wood joints. February 4, 2011

Are bone-dry biscuits necessary?
Questions about the dryness and size of biscuits. April 24, 2002

Constructing large passage doors
Using the right materials, glues and assembly methods. September 2, 2002

Veneering with contact cement
Is this kosher? October 30, 2002

Laminating Stock for Arched Casings
Here's a wide-ranging discussion of gluing and clamping processes for laying up arched casings using multiple thin laminations. November 26, 2007

Test your gluing knowledge
Answer these true-or-false questions to see what you know about adhesives and gluing. 1997

Troubleshooting Glue Joint Performance with Steamed and Bent Wood Glue-Ups
Lots of advice on the fine points of achieving solid glue joints when laminating steamed and bent wood. October 30, 2010

Opening Laminate Joints Mystery
in a long MDF and laminate countertop? March 14, 2005

Adhesive Choice for a Maple Scarf Joint
A challenging problem: what adhesive to choose for a long scarf joint in a Maple drum that gets some stress from movement. January 20, 2010

Gluing Teak to Plywood
Advice on surface prep and adhesive choice for glue-up of teak and plywood doors on a boat. October 13, 2010

Outdoor Stair Glue-Ups with Tropical Woods
Complex glued assemblies have trouble in outdoor exposures. This discussion takes a look at that, and at the difference in performance among various tropical hardwoods. January 14, 2013

All About PPR Glue
Want the low-down on Powdered Plastic Resin glues? Here's everything you need to know. October 20, 2005

"Floating" wood floors over concrete
Suggestions for installing a solid wood, "floating" floor over concrete. June 6, 2001

Too-tight biscuits
Biscuit joining tricks and techniques. March 23, 2002

Vacuum-Pressing with a Curved Mold
Vacuum-press inventor and expert Ted Hunter presents this step-by-step illustrated tutorial on making and using a curved mold with a vacuum press. July 16, 2006

Troubleshooting Edgebander Glueline Failure
Cabinetmakers discuss the issues that might cause edgebanding adhesive joints to fail in service. April 20, 2008

Applying Paper-Backed Veneer
A question about the best adhesive to use for paper-backed veneer over plywood leads to an extended discussion comparing professional methods to inexpensive and less-durable DIY options. March 18, 2006

Troubleshooting Glue Joint Failure with Radio-Frequency Curing Machine
Is it the adhesive? The equipment? Wood prep? Or, more likely, a wood moisture issue? June 28, 2014

Vacuum Bag Glue-Ups with the Form Outside the Bag
For large, bulky curved laminations, keeping the form outside the vacuum bag simplifies the process. September 19, 2009

Gluing and Clamping a Curved Laminated Stair Rail
A discussion of the fine points of glue choice, glue mixing, clamping methods, and allowing for springback. March 18, 2006

Gluing and clamping pressure
Is clamping necessary, and if so, how much? January 21, 2003

Curved cabinet doors
What's the most efficient way to build radius frame-and-panel doors in-house? May 15, 2002

Glue Joint Movement — Causes and Cures
Here's a wide-ranging discussion of adhesive properties and glue joint behavior, triggered by a specific problem involving a raised glue line in a Cherry countertop. October 19, 2014

Bowing Problems with RF Glued Door Stiles
Woodworkers troubleshoot a bowing complaint in radio-frequency cured door glue-ups. August 15, 2011

Bending and Laminating Ipe for Outdoor Use
Woodworkers share experience and advice about bending and gluing Ipe. February 25, 2009

Troubleshooting Veneer Shrinkage
A waterbased adhesive may be causing freshly applied veneer to swell on application, then shrink within a few days. July 24, 2006

Glue Creep
A long discussion of wood movement, adhesive rigidity, and finishing and performance issues. June 29, 2008

Keeping the Glue Pot Clean
This thread starts with a question about glue brands, but evolves into a discussion about how to operate the glue-pot edgebander to avoid charring of glue and reduce the need for cleaning the equipment. November 2, 2010

PVA, Urea, and Workspace Air Quality
A discussion of substituting PVA for urea adhesive in a veneering operation. July 13, 2006

Hand-Held Radio-Frequency Gluing Devices
Several companies make portable RF glue-curing guns. Here's advice on choosing and using one. April 20, 2007

Glue Choices for Applying Veneers
Pros dig into the fine points of glue selection for veneering, compare the qualities of different adhesives, and discuss veneer application techniques. October 1, 2005

Glue Spreader Can Be a Career Ender
A severe glue spreader accident is a sobering reminder of the risks of cabinet work. (Caution: Graphic and disturbing images.) June 4, 2012

Adhesive Issues with Solid Wood Edgebanding
Cabinetmakers discuss whether and how to prime surfaces before applying solid Maple edgebanding to particleboard edges. July 15, 2011

Vacuum Bagging Outside the Form
Advice with photos on how to lay up and clamp laminations using a vacuum bag laid over a form — but with the form not within the bag. April 4, 2011

Walnut Butcher Block Countertops
Techniques for creating a beautiful butcher block countertop are shared. May 10, 2005

Gluing Ipe Wood for Outdoor Exposures
Ipe's oily nature is not conducive to strong glue joints, especially when movement stress occurs. Here are some reports of success and failure at gluing Ipe in outdoor situations. December 26, 2007

Raised Glue Joints on a Wood Countertop
Detailed analysis of why glue joints may show up as visible bumps or grooves on a wood surface in a location subject to moisture changes. April 24, 2009

Adhesive Choice for Bent Laminations
Lessons learned from trying various glues to lay up beefy members. June 26, 2009

Glue Pot and Pistol Technology
Here's a close look at pressurized glue pot and pistol glue applicators, which offer convenience, versatility, and good control. November 15, 2011

Teak Cutting-Board Glue-Up
Woodworkers discuss food safety issues and adhesion concerns related to making cutting boards from Teak. January 23, 2009

Epoxy for Joinery in the Marine Environment
Whether as an adhesive or a finish, epoxy will face unusual stresses when used for yacht construction. January 12, 2009

Adhesive Failure in a Cherry Glue-Up
Troubleshooting a glue joint failure with Titebond adhesive on solid Cherry. October 11, 2012

Laminating a Curved Exterior Beam
Here's a detailed discussion of adhesive selection and clamping methods for a large, curved, laminated beam for an outdoor structure. March 12, 2014

Gluing face frames
Is glue alone enough to attach face frames to 3/4-inch plywood cabinets? July 29, 2003

Radio-Frequency Glue-Up Failures with Hardwood
A door manufacturer gets advice on troubleshooting adhesion failures in an RF glueing process (that occurs only with certain wood species). March 26, 2010

Gluing cherry without glue line
Is glue type, color or amount responsible for prominent glue lines? September 24, 2002

Clamping Pressure for a Hydraulic Cold Press
A woodworker seeks advice on getting good pressure in his shop-rigged press, and a consistent glue line while glueing up 6x6 turning blanks. May 26, 2008

Pressurized Glue Pot Basics
A quick intro to pressure pot glue systems. August 31, 2009

Hydraulic Clamping Press for Laminating Lumber
Thoughts about hydraulic and pneumatic clamps in the wood shop. December 19, 2009

Steam bending and lamination
Switching from glulam to steam bending of curved furniture parts. July 22, 2003

Gluing White Oak for Exterior Service
This discussion supplies good insight into the various ways glued joints can fail, and the reasons. February 1, 2015

Troubleshooting and Repair of Glue Failure in an Exterior Door
A raised-panel Hickory exterior door behind a glass storm door is coming apart from the effects of solar heat and moisture condensation. What can be learned (or done) in this situation? June 3, 2007

Clamping Equipment
A brief description of the various types of high-volume clamping equipment available today. September 20, 2008

Exterior glues
Recommendations and opinions about various weather-resistant glues. February 13, 2001

Building a Curved Bench for a Steam Sauna
Advice on glue and wood choices and assembly methods for a curved bench in a hot, moist environment. July 30, 2009

Bonding veneer to melamine
Bubbling veneer and contact cement. (Cabinetmaking Forum) May 1, 2003

Gluing Up Miters in Solid Wood Countertops
Here's a wealth of advice based on successful experience of several cabinetmakers building mitered solid-wood countertops. August 6, 2008

Using Water-Based Contact Cements
When you switch from solvent-based to water-based contact cement, there are a few new things to learn. Pros share application tips in this thread from the Woodweb Adhesives Forum. July 2, 2005

Epoxy Bond Failure Between MDF and Paper-Backed Veneer
What could be causing birch veneer to delaminate from MDF when applied with epoxy? November 15, 2010

Glue Choice and Open Time for Veneer Glue-Up
Veneering sometimes calls for glue that can give the woodworker a little extra time. Here's a discussion of glue choice and veneer gluing technique. November 24, 2007

Profile Grinding Bent Wood
The developer of an innovative method for extreme-bending hardwood explores options for profiling his bent pieces using abrasive wheels. March 12, 2014

Laminating Curved Beams
Woodworkers approach the puzzle of creating structural porch beams that curve in the horizontal dimension. April 24, 2006

Glue Bond Failure in "Mahogany"
Tropical hardwoods may resist glue absorption, leading to failed bonds. Here are helpful tips on prepping the surfaces. December 2, 2006

Edgebander Glue Choices and Temperature Settings
Tips on choosing glue and tweaking the edgebander for good adhesive performance. November 23, 2008

Vacuum Press Advice
Here are some tips for a woodworker who wants to get set up to vacuum-press small batches of veneered panels. May 15, 2014

Temperature, Surface Prep, and Glue Joint Failure
Clear, simple answers to a question about glue joint problems. Temperature and surface preparation turn out to be the critical issues. April 4, 2011

Gluing Solid Wood Edging to Plywood Shelves
A question about clamps leads to a detailed discussion of slick ways to glue solid edging onto plywood. November 21, 2005

Building a Glue Press
Creating a glue press system in-shop. April 2, 2004

Glue for Laying Up an Overhanging Wood Countertop
What kind of adhesive will work well for a wood countertop subject to some unusual structural stresses? July 9, 2007

Bending Douglas Fir Dry
After asking for advice, a woodworker successfully laminates a curved 5-inch by 7-inch beam on a tight radius by laying up and bending 3/4-inch-thick plies. October 17, 2012

Spreading Glue
Suggested glue-spreading devices for edge gluing, from simple to advanced. December 6, 2006

Clamp Cart
Shop-made carriers for clamps. December 26, 2004

Glue for Guitar Neck Joints
Thoughts on appropriate glues and adhesives for luthier work. April 13, 2010

Choosing a Glue with a Long Open Time
A discussion of the working time allowed by various adhesives. September 19, 2009

Polyurethane (PUR) adhesives
Basic overview of different PUR glues. September 24, 2002

Troubleshooting Adhesive Failure in Laminate over Luaun
Adhesive properties or jobsite technique might explain the bubbling separation between post-formed laminate and the wood panel substrate. July 16, 2012

Glue Choice for Oak Exterior Doors
Epoxy with fiber filler should work well. April 4, 2011

Glue Choice for Butcher-Block Wood Counter
Thoughts on adhesive choice and also in-service care and maintenance for a solid wood countertop. January 20, 2011

Bowing in a Panel Glue-Up
Woodworkers consider why a one-inch thick shelf made up of a 3/4-inch wood layer glued to a 1/4-inch MDF layer came out of the vacuum bag bowed. October 13, 2012

Strip Laminating Teak
Advice on adhesives and techniques for gluing up Teak strips to make rough stock for a curved moulding profile. June 26, 2009

Can I Rely on Glue Alone for a Strong Wood-to-Wood Joint?
Modern adhesives are very strong, but smart joinery — a mortise-and-tenon joint or the equivalent — still makes all the difference. December 26, 2006

Gluing Up a Solid Oak Top From Narrow Strips
Advice on ripping, planing, sanding, gluing and clamping for a quality wood countertop. February 20, 2008

Radio-Frequency Glue Curing
Cabinetmakers report varying experiences with RF glue-welding equipment. August 8, 2006

Glue Application: One Face Only, or Both Faces?
Here's a longish discussion of one worker's preference for applying glue to both pieces he's joining. Is this a good practice, a bad practice, or neither? April 21, 2011

Veneered columns with PVC substrates
The best procedures and products to get the job done right. June 20, 2001

Edgebander Glue-Pot Maintenance
Advice on how to prevent an edgebander glue pot from wearing out prematurely. October 9, 2006

Adhesives for Cabinet Refacing
Pros discuss how to adhere paper-backed veneer to an existing cabinet. September 5, 2006

Edgebander Operating Tips
Advice on how full to fill the glue pot, glue selection, adjustments, and other factors that affect edgebander performance. January 20, 2010

Epoxy Versus Urea-Formaldehyde Resin for Glueing Oily Wood
Lumber and surface preparation may be more important than glue choice for good performance. But this discussion does shed some light on glue characteristics as well. February 16, 2014

Clamping Methods for Stair Rail Miters
Advice on holding a glued joint tight without leaving visible marks. February 1, 2015

Stacking Stave-Core Glue-Ups
Stacking and gluing multiple layers at once reduces the effective clamping pressure per lamination. September 19, 2009

Converting an Old Compressor to a Vacuum Pump
Advice on cobbling together a vacuum bag veneering press out of available equipment and materials. January 8, 2010

Getting a Good Glue Joint with Cherry
Hard woods may burnish on the planer, interfering with the wood's ability to take glue for good adhesion. Here's advice on dealing with the issue. May 11, 2008

Laminating MDF
How to glue up multiple sheets of MDF into a single thick sheet for complex CNC profiling. February 10, 2009

Reinforcing Reclaimed Wood with Epoxy
This discussion of preserving old re-sawn material includes some detailed opinions about various types of epoxy. February 15, 2015

Lamination and Springback
A chair back curvature problem leads to a discussion about predicting and minimizing springback in bent wood laminations. December 6, 2009

Adhesives and Gluing Methods for Cutting Boards
A craftsman finds that his cutting boards are cracking at the joints. Was it the glue he chose, or the way he applied it? October 2, 2005

Gluing Ipe in a Harsh Outdoor Environment
Resorcinol tops the list of recommended adhesives for an Ipe glue-up in an outdoor ocean-front location. October 13, 2010

Machining and Gluing Challenges with Ipe
Here are a few tips and cautions about working with Ipe wood, especially the difficult problem of achieving a lasting glue bond. October 11, 2012

Edgebanding Glue Holding Problems
Cold melamine stored in the unheated shop overnight may be stopping edgebander glue from adhering properly. March 20, 2006

Springback formula for bent laminations
Calculating springback of laminated parts. October 2, 2001

Applying Kuhn edging
Methods, glues and clamps to use. April 2, 2002

Gluing Tight Miter Joints
Gluing and clamping techniques for an excellent joint. July 6, 2005

Laminate Application Basics
Tips on adhesives and trimming for a newcomer to plastic laminate work. December 30, 2005

Adhesive For Paper-Backed Veneer
What kind of glue will hold veneer down to an MDF roundover? April 10, 2005

Sloppy-Fitting Biscuits
A primer on what's too loose, too tight, and just right. February 25, 2005

Comparing Adhesives
Pros discuss the relative merits of various glues in cabinetmaking and woodworking applications. October 20, 2005

Glue Applicator Choices
Cabinetmakers discuss efficient, non-messy ways to apply glue to solid wood staves when making up door panel blanks. July 10, 2009

Comparing White and Yellow Glues
Differences may not correspond with color — the yellow coloring is not an active ingredient. December 2, 2006

Joint Tape "Shadows" -- at Veneer Seams
Why does the area from which tape was removed accept stain differently? March 14, 2004

Glue Line Failure in Cherry Panels
Are these joint failures due to product or process? May 10, 2005

Humidity and Raised Glue Lines in Furniture
A closer look at detectable raised glue lines that appear in solid wood joints, related to humidity changes. December 16, 2011

Epoxy Adhesives: Tips and Techniques
Recommended clamping pressure for, and weather resistance of, epoxy adhesives. February 12, 2001

Door Clamping Options
Nice discussions on setups for clamping cabinet doors in a small shop. February 12, 2009

Big Bulk-Loaded Glue Applicator Ideas
Sources for commercial high-volume glue applicators, and suggestions for shop-rigging your own setup. May 26, 2008

Gluing dovetails and finger joints
Which adhesive is best for these joints? May 15, 2002

Glue Injection Techniques
When laminate or veneer is lifting, you can make a slit, inject adhesive, and clamp for a clean repair. Here are some detailed tips on getting the glue where it needs to go. February 20, 2008

Gluing Ipe
Wood sold as "Ipe" may represent a variety of tree species. Some specimens at least are reported to be difficult or impossible to successfully glue. August 12, 2007

Troubleshooting Edge Banders
Uneven glue application could have several causes (and fixes) March 17, 2005

Techniques for Heavy Glue-Ups
Tips for successfully accomplishing a monster glue-up (14 inches thick, 30 wide, and 144 long). February 1, 2011

Biscuit joining vs. tie-bolts
Is it possible to join post-form tops and shop-built substrate with biscuits? June 24, 2001

Warranteeing Laminate-on-Particleboard Countertops
How long should your guarantee last for a laminate countertop? Installers discuss warrantees and materials. October 8, 2005

Glue Catalyst Bleed-Through on Veneer
Undissolved adhesive catalyst can bleed through and discolor veneer with unsightly spots long after finishing. November 15, 2010

Alternatives to Formaldehyde-Content Adhesives
Woodworkers discuss the risks of formaldehyde in adhesives, and the availability of other choices. March 26, 2013

Re-Gluing an Old Hide Glue Joint
New hide glue can re-activate old hide glue. But old and busted joints may present some pesky complexities. December 27, 2008

Glue Choices for Tight or Loose Joinery
Epoxy does best with a looser joint, while other adhesives perform better with tighter joinery. August 29, 2011

Adhesion Issues Using Construction Adhesive and Fire-Retardant-Treated MDF
Getting panels to stick can be tricky, especially if the panels are burnished or chemically treated. Here is some info on adhesive choice and application methods.October 17, 2011

PUR Glue for Cabinet Assembly
Thoughts about the characteristics of hot-melt PUR glue, gluing equipment, and the requirements of cabinet construction. May 23, 2007

Adhesive for Exterior Doors
Dark-stained wood exterior doors can get very hot in service. Here, woodworkers discuss choices for glues that will perform under those tough conditions. September 6, 2007

Clamping for a Curved Edge
Ideas for clamping curved solid banding onto a curved tabletop edge. October 28, 2008

History Snapshot: A World War II Wooden Airplane
A video and discussion of an Australian World War II fighter plane built with wood and glue. February 19, 2013

Informal Testing of Wood Glues
Woodworkers report impressive results from their own backyard and kitchen endurance tests for commonly used adhesives. August 23, 2006

Cleaning Glue Off Melamine After Edge-Banding
"Hot" solvents can dull melamine or leave a combined glue-and-thinner residue behind. Here are some suggested solutions. February 26, 2007

How to Deal with Stair-Tread Glue Joint Failure
Shrinking Jatoba wood stair treads are failing at the glue line. Here's a discussion of the causes, with ideas for prevention or repair. December 6, 2007

Gluing Steel to MDF
Cabinetmakers ponder the pitfalls that may lurk in a proposal to glue 1/8" steel to MDF for cabinet doors. October 19, 2013

Clamping Methods for Laminations
Cabinetmakers discuss jigs and techniques for clamping large curved laminated assemblies. July 21, 2005

Making Your Own Vacuum Bag
Project too big for your vacuum bagger? Make your own bag with plastic sheeting. July 11, 2005

Contact Cement Spray-Tank Systems
Cabinetmakers and countertop pros see big advantages to spray-applied contact cement. April 20, 2007

Lumber Moisture Content and Glue Failures
When you cross-cut and rip lumber at too high a moisture content, then quickly glue up panels (such as stair treads), glue failures may soon occur. February 5, 2007

Raised Glue Lines after Sanding and Finish
Moisture in glue can cause swelling of wood near the joint, which may result in noticeable lines at the joint (depending on the timing of sanding and finishing). October 19, 2014

Steam-Bending Hardwood Veneer Strips
A description of the hot-pipe method for bending 1/16-inch veneer strips. February 3, 2011

Cyanoacrylate adhesive
How does this glue work for gap filling? (From WOODWEB's Finishing Forum) March 23, 2003

Speeding Up Gluing Time
The right glue and clamping system can speed production, and a radio-frequency setup can be even faster. February 13, 2013

Installing Sheet Veneer Correctly
and problems to watch for along the way. January 22, 2001

Fast-Setting Glue for Door Glue-Ups
Advice on locating and using quick-setting PVA adhesives for woodworking applications. April 20, 2008

Bevel-Edge Delamination with MDF
Troubleshooting an adhesion problem with laminate and MDF: is it the glue, or the substrate? October 12, 2009

Long-Term Performance of Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Bonds
A little informed speculation on the longevity of CA glue bonds. September 29, 2010

Shop-Made Veneer Bag Platens
Woodworkers show and tell about their shop-built veneering press solutions. November 14, 2009

Adhering Glass to Wood
Advice on gluing glass into grooves in wood frames for the sides and back of a small cabinet. July 30, 2009

Glue Applicator Tips and Tricks
Advice on the practicalities of using a simple glue applicator with hopper — and on higher-end alternatives. January 25, 2013

Edgebander Glue-Pot Cleanup
A well-used edgebander can be a sticky mess. Here are tips for the occasional thorough cleanup. April 18, 2006

Gluing OSB to OSB
Glue choices and clamping techniques for gluing oriented strand board sheets together, face to face. August 23, 2006

Low-Odor, Quick Adhesive for Refacing
Is there a fast-setting contact cement for commercial re-facing work that does not smell bad or carry health risks? February 25, 2009

Loosening and Re-Adhering Stainless Steel Veneer
Thoughts on how to separate a contact-cemented stainless steel band from a wood substrate, smooth it out, and glue it back down. February 25, 2009

Green Douglas Fir for Timber Framing
Advice on framing with fresh-cut Douglas Fir posts and beams. April 2, 2013

Glue Joint Prep and Bond Performance
More advice on creating good wood surfaces for glue joints. December 21, 2010

Gluing on Fine Moldings
Advice on adhesives and techniques for those time when nails are just too big for the job. May 20, 2006

Table-Top Glue-Up Tips
A discussion of whether to use biscuits or alternate board grain alignment when gluing up table tops. December 6, 2008

Glue Choices for Curved Railing Glue-Ups
A discussion of suitable adhesives for curved stair railing laminations. Long open time and minimal spring-back are the issues. December 6, 2008

Diagnosing Problems Related to Frozen Glue
Woodworkers discuss what happens when glue freezes in the container. April 10, 2009

Gluing Up a Stack of Melamine
Issues of adhesion and drying ability limit the choices of adhesive for laminating melamine. January 14, 2008

Veneering to a Bending Ply Substrate
Advice on adhesive choice, layup methods, and clamping techniques for a large curved veneer assembly. September 29, 2014

Contact Cement Failure with Veneer after Finishing
Is the problem caused by the finish, the solvent carrier, the adhesive, or what? September 25, 2014

Veneering Stair Stringers in Place
Advise on adhering paper-backed veneer to curved stair stringers as a retrofit on site. April 24, 2009

Gluing Reclaimed Heart Pine
Heart pine can be loaded with pitch that interferes with glue joints. Here's some detailed advice on preparing the joints and selecting an adhesive. March 4, 2007

Building a Bowed Service Counter Front
Tips and techniques for creating the curved plywood front for a long bank counter.

Instant Glue for Moulding Miters
Details on ordering and using instant-set adhesive for moulding miters and other handy purposes. March 26, 2009

Air Bubbles In Clear Acrylic Weld Joints
Tricks of the trade for preventing those pesky bubbles. April 10, 2005

Building a Curved Form - for Inside the Bag
Illustrated advice on constructing lamination forms for use in vacuum pressing. June 24, 2002

Radio-Frequency Gluing, Humidity, and Wood Moisture
Humidity in the shop is a factor for RF gluing, but wood moisture content is the critical issue. January 12, 2012

Vacuum Bagging Long Slender Solid Wood Shapes
Advice on using vacuum-bag clamping to glue up a long turning blank out of slender wedges. September 29, 2010

Applying Glue to Coped Ends of Door Rails
Cabinetmakers discuss glue applicator technologies. July 10, 2009

Troubleshooting Veneer Failure on MDF
Contact cement is the culprit in a veneer bubbling incident. Rx: re-do with the right glue. April 21, 2008

Finish Causing Ripples in Veneer
Troubleshooting a bad interaction between finish formulas and veneer adhesives. May 18, 2009

Glue Joint Failure in Heat-Treated Wood
Wood that has been "roasted" at 300-plus degrees Fahrenheit loses some of its adhesive bonding qualities. January 19, 2012

Glueing Up a Mitered Bar Top
Adhesive choice and clamping and fastening methods for a tricky glue-up problem. June 30, 2007

Making Tight Finger Joints
Glue is holding finger joints open, reports a craftsman. Pros offer suggestions for clamping long boards tightly end to end. November 9, 2005

Alternating growth rings in panels
The debate between alternating growth rings and matching grain. September 25, 2002

A Strong Miter Joint in an Exterior Teak Railing
Pre-soaking in epoxy, and half-lapping if possible, are recommended to strenthen an exterior miter joint. November 23, 2012

Clamping and Gluing 45-Degree Corners
Tape, biscuits, pocket screws? Pros share techniques for gluing faces to bases. March 17, 2005

Aging Performance of Hot Melt Adhesives - or “Pot Life”
How long can hot-melt glue hold in the molten state without loss of key qualities? That depends on formulas and manufacturing methods as well as application methods. September 13, 2006

Curved Work - with Form Outside the Bag
Creating vacuum-pressed curved parts with the clamping form outside the vacuum bag. March 10, 2002

Gluing Veneer to Glass
Advanced tips for using silicone to glue veneer to glass, from a chemist who knows. October 20, 2005

Glue Failure with Cedar
Troubleshooting a set and bond failure when gluing up a laminated Cedar decorative beam. October 20, 2013

Shopping for Case Clamps
If you use dowel joinery to build cabinets, what's the most practical choice in a case clamp system? February 2, 2011

Edging Round Tabletops
Advice on efficient and effective methods for gluing a 1/8-inch wood edge onto a round tabletop. January 14, 2009

Webbing type adhesives and veneer
Ar canister spary systems appropriate for use with sheet veneer? September 25, 2002

Room Temperature and Low Temperature Performance of HMPSAs
Formulating hot melt glues to perform well both at room temperature and at cold temperatures is a significant technical challenge. September 2, 2006

Panel Gluing and Clamping
To keep staves in a panel from slipping as they set, use moderate amounts of glue and clamping pressure. May 20, 2006

Gluing Wood Flooring to Concrete
Adhesive choices for glue-down wood strip flooring. July 12, 2008

Wetting Wood Joints Before Gluing
Dampening a joint before gluing helps the adhesion of polyurethane glues, but not yellow glues. January 22, 2006

Bonding Plastic Laminate to Apple Plywood
Thoughts on glue choices for adhering PLAM to plywood. May 5, 2007

Blotchy glue marks after finishing
How to prevent glue stains from ruining finishes. October 2, 2001

Door-Frame Clamp Time with Fast-Tack Glue
A cabinetmaker's door-assembly process is so quick, he's worried that he may not be allowing glue enough time to set before removing clamps. September 5, 2006

Sustainable Adhesives for Laminates
Recommendations for "green" contact adhesives for use with laminate material, and a closer look at the details of the rules. October 3, 2011

Installing Crown with Fast-Drying Glue
Installers discuss fast-setting glues and other fine points of crown moulding installation. November 10, 2006

Cutting Clear Acrylic
Advice on blades, bits, and procedures for cutting sheet acrylic. January 12, 2009

Bonding Veneer to MDF
Advice on laminating "wood on wood" veneer to water-resistant medium density fiberboard. January 8, 2010

Spray Guns for Contact Adhesive
A simple, low-end setup works as well as anything. January 8, 2007

Understanding Why Burnished Wood Fails to Hold Finish
Oxidation of heated wood surfaces explains why heating up wood during machining or sanding can make the surface resistant to adhesion of various finishes or adhesives. October 19, 2014

Softening Glue with Vinegar
Some woodworkers report that you can soften a Titebond glue bond by using vinegar. February 18, 2011

Assorted Videos for Millwork Installers and Cabinetmakers
January 25, 2007

Speeding Up Urea Formadehyde Resin Cure Times
Either heat, or catalysts, or both can be used to accelerate UF cures. Here, pros provide details. December 14, 2005

Contact Adhesive Clogging Feed Line
With the wrong hose, adhesive may thicken overnight. May 10, 2005

Gluing Green Wood
Ideas for adhesives that will do a good job on a green sawn timber. March 25, 2010

Spreading Glue for Laminate Panel Pressing
Advice about hand application of adhesives for fabricating laminated panels. June 5, 2007

Applying Parchment as a Laminate
Advice on adhesives, substrates, and sealers for parchment applied to a table top. April 29, 2010

Dowel Joinery Glue Application Techniques
The standard method is to place a metered amount of glue into the hole, then insert the dowel. November 23, 2012

Gluing Ipe for Indoor Furniture
Tips about making furniture with Ipe. September 7, 2011

Walnut Glue-Up Adhesive Failure
A woodworker gets advice about gluing up blanks for wood turning in a hot, dry shop. April 29, 2013

Repairing Delaminating Edgebanding
Advice on how to deal with 3mm edgebanding that won't stay down. November 24, 2007

Heated Press Clamping Time
Pros and experts puzzle over a delamination problem with panels veneered on a heated press. October 4, 2005

Glue Line Splitting
Glue up jointed pieces quickly after jointing, to avoid problems caused by edge and end drying of the wood. September 19, 2009

Clamping Techniques for Consistently Flat Panel Glue-Ups
Jigs and simple methods for maintaing flatness in solid wood panel glue-ups. October 19, 2014

Veneering cylindrical pieces
Applying veneer to drums. (From WOODWEB's Veneer Forum) January 21, 2003

Gluing Santos Mahogany
Gluing behavior of Santos Mahogany, and a description of potential allergic reactions. December 6, 2008

Making Sanding Belts
You can make your own sanding belts with sandpaper and glue, but it's not really worth it. August 23, 2006

Adhesive and Finish for a Teak Sink
Tips for good adhesion and protection for a sink made with Teak, a durable but oily wood. July 12, 2012

Choosing Glue for an RF Edge Gluer
Selecting suitable adhesives for fast application and curing. May 4, 2005

FSV adhesive
How this new glue is used. April 9, 2003

Glue Choices for Wood-to-wood Veneering
Pros give advice on laminating wood and wood. March 17, 2005

Hot Melt Adhesives vs Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
Details of their differing formulations and properties. September 13, 2006

Curing Time for Glued Door Joints
If you plane or sand door panels too soon after gluing, you might experience various defects. September 15, 2011

Reducing Door Glue Clean-Up
Careful application of glue to cope-and-stick door joints can reduce the time spent cleaning up squeeze-out. June 29, 2008

Raised Glue Joints after Staining
Why would finishes cause glue joints to swell and telegraph? And what's the fix? April 24, 2012

Repairing Bubbled Veneer
Diagnosis and suggested fixes for a case of veneer bubbling up after finish is applied. June 28, 2013

Gluing Leather to Wood
Advice on the right adhesive for gluing up a leather desktop. March 30, 2008

Troubleshooting Gluing Problems with Pine
The heat of lumber drying can interfere with glue adhesion to pine surfaces. March 18, 2006

Gluing Up Thick Turning Stock
Cracks may open up at glue bonds in large glued-up pieces, particularly in outdoor exposures. Here are some ideas for high-performance adhesives that may help. October 20, 2005

Softening Silicone Adhesive
A cabinetmaker seeks help with loosening a silicone joint. July 31, 2009

Gluing Wood Veneer to Acrylic
Adhesive choices and methods for sticking veneer to plastic. August 5, 2006

Gluing Teak
More suggestions on joint prep and adhesive selection for this oily wood. December 20, 2005

Repositionable Adhesives for Laminate Work
Advice for test-fitting and adjusting laminate during glue-ups. January 28, 2014

Dealing With Pinholes, Cracks, Voids , & Bark Patches In Veneer
Tips &techniques for reparing veneer June 23, 2005

Is Vacuum Enough Pressure for Urea Formaldehyde Gluing?
A woodworker asks if he can effectively set pre-catalyzed plastic resin glues such as wettable urea-formaldehyde powder using a vacuum bag for clamping. October 27, 2009

Softening/flattening burl veneers
Step-by-step instructions. July 22, 2003

Factors that Affect Pressure Sensitive Hot Melt Adhesive Performances
Tested properties of hot melt adhesives may vary because of hard-to-control variations in the test conditions. September 2, 2006

Adhesive Choices for Laminating Curved Stair Rails
Most woodworkers recommend a non-creeping adhesive such as urea formaldehyde or epoxy for this application. June 11, 2010

Restoring Duncan Phyfe Table-Leg Joints
Advice on how to dissolve existing hide glue, inject new glue, and apply clamps when restoring distinctive antique table-leg joinery. July 27, 2008

Veneer pressing time
Necessary waiting period between hot-pressing and further processing of panels. November 18, 2002

Springback and Accuracy with Radius Glue-Ups
Advice on making glued-up radius pieces conform to a precise, accurate curve — and stay that way. May 11, 2011

Fast Glue for Miter Joints
New fast-setting adhesives are a great tool for trim carpentry, and these photos demonstrate how strong they are. May 20, 2006

Gluing Treated Lumber
Preservative treatments leave wood wet. But once it dries thoroughly, adhesives should be able to grip. October 2, 2007

Gluing to Pre-Finished Plywood
Nothing seems to stick to the UV-cured finishes on pre-finished plywood. March 25, 2010

Adhesive Choice for Gluing Up a Curved Handrail
Rigid glues with a reasonable open time are the best option. October 2, 2007

Repairing and Delaminating Edgebanding
Fixes for edgebanding that is lifting off of particleboard shelf edges. November 13, 2009

Shopping for a Glue Pressure Pot
Woodworkers share experiences with pressurized glue storage and application systems. June 12, 2013

Polyurethane Glue for Exterior Door Construction?
Polyurethane glues foam to fill voids, but the foam has little strength. Epoxy is a better choice for mortise and tenon joints. March 25, 2010

Working Copper Sheet Goods for a Top Insert
Advice on cutting and adhering copper for a vanity top. August 3, 2009

Troubleshooting Epoxy Joint Failure
Epoxy has its own little tricks. Here, woodworkers provide advice concerning a failed epoxy glue-up. August 23, 2006

Using Double-Face Tape
Pros discuss a wealth of applications for specialty double-sided tapes. July 9, 2005

Troubleshooting Polyurethane Glue Failure
Problems with poly glue bond. Is it a problem with the glue, or the glue-up methods? April 22, 2014

Temperature Settings for Hot Melt Systems and Applicators
Hot-melt glues exposed to air in the melting tank should not be heated above 325 degrees Fahrenheit. September 13, 2006

Veneering Inside Curves on Furniture
After considering several possible methods, a furnituremaker finds success with hot hide glue. September 6, 2007

Ultraviolet-Light Tracer Dye for Glue
For easy detection of glue streaks before finishing, use a fluorescent glue or add a fluorescent additive. February 7, 2009

Glue Choice for Laminating Cedar
Polyurethane adhesives are reported to work well for exterior laminated cedar glue-ups. March 4, 2006

Countertop delamination
After five years, why is an HPL countertop delaminating? October 2, 2001

Gluing End Grain to Side Grain
Glued butt joints hold better if you pre-wet and pre-glue the end grain briefly before the final gluing and clamping. December 2, 2006

Adhesives for Use with Bamboo Plywood
Here's some info about the dimensional stability of bamboo plywood, and advice about adhesive choices. April 27, 2011

Adhesion Issues with Teak Edgebanding
The oils in Teak wood tend to interfere with glue bonding. Here's how some cabinetmakers handle that when applying shop-made Teak edgebanding. January 8, 2007

Color and Clarity of Hot Melt Adhesives
Because of their chemistry, cloudy hot-melt formulas may perform less well than clear formulas. September 13, 2006

Veneer Glue Options
Pros tell which glue types they like for vacuum-bag veneering work. July 28, 2006

Bonding Laminate to Melamine
Tips on surface preparation and adhesive selection for making laminate stick to melamine. November 9, 2005

Systems for Filling Glue Bottles
When you use a lot of glue, it's nice to have a system for dispensing it. Here are some suggestions. June 12, 2013

Glue and Finish for a Wood Trivet
Thoughts on how a small item designed to protect tabletops from hot pots and pans can be detailed to withstand the heat itself. November 8, 2007

Waiting Period Before Sanding Doors after Glue-Up
Wood porosity and moisture content can influence the time needed for a cure in PVA glued joints before sanding a door. October 16, 2013

Gluing Up Laminated Timbers Using Green Oak
Wood movement, clamping difficulties, and glue adhesion issues make this a problematic task. March 18, 2006

Laminating Teak Strips
Advice on adhesive choice, wood prep, and springback when laying up curved laminated members from Teak strips. November 3, 2010

Troubleshooting Bowed Hollow-Core Doors
A set of custom door panels made with plywood glued over honeycomb came out with a half-inch hump. What could have gone wrong? March 1, 2006

Sizing Up Clamp Racks
Clamp carrier systems are useful, but your mileage may vary. January 12, 2012

Removing Glue Film from Laminate
Wiping off glue squeeze-out has dulled the sheen on some laminate tops. Here are suggested remedies. February 25, 2009

Gluing Up a Cherry and Maple Tabletop cherry & maple
A woodworker gets advice on allowing for movement when gluing different wood species together. December 20, 2005

Aerosol Adhesive Coverage for High-Pressure Laminate
Aerosol adhesive coverage claims should be treated conservatively. May 18, 2009

Adhesive Choice for Phenolic-Backed Veneer
Glue-up advice for adhering phenolic-backed skins to phenolic-impregnated honeycomb stiffener panels. January 26, 2008

Gluing Woven Veneer Layups
Advice on gluing up panels made by weaving strips of veneer and gluing it to a solid substrate. April 10, 2009

Repairing an Edge-Banding Defect
Looking for a fix for an edge-banding failure on a built-in desk. April 20, 2011

To glue or not to glue
Is glue necessary in frame assembly for raised panel doors? January 31, 2001

Adhesive for Applying Finished Skins to Cabinet Ends
A cabinetmaker seeks advice for attaching finished ends to new cabinets. May 21, 2007

Inconsistencies in HDF production
Problems with production of high-density fiberboard with MUF adhesive. June 6, 2001

Gluing Veneer on Site
Pondering the problem of placing veneer on the inside of an existing TV cabinet. June 30, 2014

Radio-Frequency Glue Press Tips
RF curing works well on hardwoods, but not so well for softwood joints. May 10, 2005

Glue Adhesion to Solid Wood Edgebanding
A good tip for making maple edgebanding stick: pre-treat with spray contact cement. December 2, 2006

Spray Adhesives for Plastic Laminate
Adhesives labeled for use with "plastic" may actually not perform will with plastic laminate counter materials, which have a paper backing. February 14, 2010

Removing Old Glue from Furniture
Tips and tricks for softening hide glue or old formulations of carpenter's wood glue. April 24, 2012

Heating a Vacuum Veneer Press
Ideas for heating a veneer press in order to accelerate adhesive set and cure times. May 27, 2014

Glue Choice for Fabricating Stave Core Doors
Many different glues will work for this relatively simple task. March 18, 2006

Coloring Epoxy to Fill Knots
Advice on tinting epoxy to match slab table tops. December 24, 2009

Limitations of Conventional Hot Melt Adhesives and Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
Hot-melt adhesives are useful and versatile, but they don't resist heat or plasticizers. September 2, 2006

Cold Versus Hot-Melt PUR Glues
Are the benefits of a hot-melt polyurethane resin glue system worth the cost? February 27, 2013

Strengthening a Wooden Boat Mast
Considerations on using epoxy to reinforce an old mast, and why not to paint it. October 19, 2006

Glue Type and Veneer Movement
A complex veneer pattern may move noticeably in relation to its substrate — more noticeably, if the adhesive is flexible. January 28, 2014

Gluing Macassar Ebony and Zebrawood Veneer
Questions about adhesive choices for veneering Ebony and Zebrawood onto Baltic Birch plywoodSeptember 6, 2010

End Grain to End Grain Gluing
In principle, gluing end grain results in a very weak joint. But in a pinch, there are ways to improve the bond. October 2, 2007

Gluing UV-Prefinished Plywood
Scuffing might help (with the right glue), but you're probably going to need screws. October 9, 2006

Glue for Dado Joints in Prefinished Ply
Yellow glue is effective for dado construction using prefinished panels. August 29, 2006

What is a Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesive and Why are PSA’s Tacky?
Formulating hot-melt glues that flow in a cool state is as much an art as a science. September 2, 2006

Constructing a Foam or Plywood Bending Form
Basic info on building a solid form for gluing up curved laminations. February 14, 2010

Problem: Oven Melts Edgeband Glue
Some glues soften from heat after setting, others don't. January 2, 2014

Repairing A Laminate Seam
Placed to close to the kitchen sink, a laminate countertop seam is lifting. Here are quick tips on prevention and repair. December 14, 2005

Applying Edgebanding to Curves
Curves the edgebander can't manage can create difficulties. Here's advice on workarounds. May 12, 2013

Filled Versus Unfilled Edgebander Glue
Whether to use filler in glue for banding panels. November 30, 2009

Inspecting for Glue Drips Before Finishing
Drips show up when you wipe with denatured alcohol, but new fluorescent glues and a "black light" work even better. December 2, 2006

Laminating Plywood Panels Together
When gluing multiple pieces of plywood together for a built-up thickness, make sure to balance thicknesses to balance opposing stresses. December 27, 2006

Gluing Steel Panels to Wood
Tapes and adhesives that can hold steel plate to wood, even if the plate is slightly sprung. July 8, 2014

Water-Resistant Glues for Butcher Block
Woodworkers share experiences with wood glues and water. August 21, 2006

Glue Choice for Laminate Top Assembly
Advice on adhesive choice and assembly techniques for a countertop joint. June 22, 2012

Finish Problems After Glue Clean-up
Washing off excess glue can alter the way wood accepts stain. Pros share some simple tips for preventing problems. June 27, 2005

Glue Choice for Cypress Shutters
A shutter specialist advises on adhesive selection for exterior shutter fabrication. October 16, 2013

PVA Glue for P-lam?
PVA glue is not as fast as contact cement for applying plastic laminate, but it gives good results (if you choose the right glue). February 14, 2010

Clamping Angled Work so it Won't Slide
Pieces that meet at an angle are hard to clamp together tightly. Here are some clever tricks. March 16, 2015

Water-Based Glue, Lamination, and Warping
Using water-based adhesives for laminating to wood-fiber panels can cause the panels to warp. To prevent, laminate both sides. May 20, 2006

Epoxy Setting Speeds
Epoxy characteristics vary by formula. Some companies offer more than one hardener speed. Thorough mixing is key. December 2, 2006

Edgebanding Glue Fumes
Cabinetmakers who don't like that smell, or the health worries, have rigged up small exhaust fans to clear out the fumes. June 23, 2006

Mounting Cork to Drywall
Incorporating a large cork bulletin board into a custom kitchen. May 4, 2005

Gluing Dado Joints in Pre-Finished Cabinets
Lacquer in the dado may inhibit the adhesion of the glue. May 14, 2006

Glue for Pre-Finished Plywood
The cured surface of pre-finished plywood offers very poor adhesion for just about all glue. September 26, 2009

Interruptions During Glue-Up
When you notice a problem you need to fix, is it okay to take apart a piece you are in the middle of assembling, clean it up, and then glue it together later? October 15, 2012

Glue for a Laminated Plywood Circle
Woodworkers discuss gluing up a laminated mirror frame of plywood. October 11, 2007

Gluing Aluminum Strips to MDF
Craftsmen who have tried various adhesives to attach metal to panel goods report their experiences. August 12, 2007

Adhesives for Laminating PVC
Recommendations for adhesive to apply PVC sheets as a surface lamination. April 29, 2010

Steam Bending after Gluing?
Gluing boards before bending is not practical, for various reasons. October 13, 2010

Gluing P-lam to P-lam with Contact Cement
Be sure to let the contact cement dry completely before applying the laminate. February 17, 2011

Gluing MDF Miter Joints
MDF soaks up ordinary wood glues, compromising the bond. Here's advice on priming the joint before gluing, or using a specialized adhesive. February 25, 2009

Getting Glue Off Clamps
A discussion of glue release agents and cleaning methods for getting dried glue off equipment in the shop. aJanuary 14, 2013

Creating Your Own Iron-On Edgebanding
Several different off-the-shelf adhesives work for iron-on application of veneer or edgebanding. September 25, 2014

Laminating Sheet Steel to Plywood
What kind of adhesive will hold 24-gauge steel to wood panels? May 16, 2008

Scraping Glue Before Planing
Dried glue squeeze-out can damage planer knives, so it's a good idea to clean glued-up material before further machining. April 13, 2010

Plastic Glue Odors in a Cedar Chest
A furniture maker tries to understand why it's so hard to get the smell of polyurethane glue out of a cedar chest. May 5, 2007

Speeding up Yellow Glue Setting
Heat and a clean, sharp joint will help with quick set-up. January 12, 2009

Moisture Content While Gluing Teak
Advice on adhesive choice, surface prep, and moisture content for gluing Teak. September 7, 2011

Bonding Stainless Steel to Plywood
Advice on fabricating a stainless-steel-on-plywood tabletop. June 28, 2007

Adhesives for Applying Laminate to Walls
Advice on installing laminate on walls. November 23, 2012

Costs of Contact Cement per Square Foot of Product
Thoughts on the economics of various contact cement application systems. June 12, 2014

Gluing Up MDF Laminations
Tips on glue choice and clamping technique for laminating a 2-inch-thick MDF piece. November 24, 2007

Laminating HPL onto Cylinders
It's hard to apply sufficient pressure to a cylinder for good bonding of contact cement, but here are a few tips. August 23, 2006

Glue Choices for Veneering a Boat
Whether to use epoxy or other adhesive for veneering on a boat transom which will get wet. April 24, 2009

Gluing Aluminum Bar Stock to Wood
Suggestions for adhesives that will reliable bond aluminum to wood or wood composite materials. July 8, 2014

Tip: Disconnecting a Contact Adhesive Gun Glue Pot
The proper disconnect sequence will help keep your equipment from getting gunked up. May 27, 2014

Hot Melt Glue for Bonding Fabric to Wood
Industrial adhesives may be the best choice. May 20, 2006

Hide glue
Proper mix ratio and storage info. September 24, 2002

Keeping Clamps Clean
Mold release film can keep hardened glue from gumming up your clamps. December 19, 2009

Trimming Concrete/Foam Walls
Making trim stick to a nail-unfriendly surface. February 25, 2005

Improving Edgebander Glue Bond
Tips for making edgebanding stick more reliably. June 3, 2007

Gluing Exterior Panel Products
Polyurethane glue is good for mounting and laminating exterior-grade composite panels. May 5, 2007

Strong Face Gluing Without Clamps
Suggestions for quickly and securely attaching small pieces to the face of a wood trim element without fasteners. March 4, 2008

Repairing an Imprecise Glue-Up
Tiny bevels on the ripped edges of boards have resulted in a visible gap after glue-up. How to fix? February 13, 2013

P-Lam Adhesives for "Green" Certified Projects
Advice on finding a P-lam adhesive that can pass muster on a green job. February 5, 2010

Veneering a Guitar Body
Advice on gluing up a guitar body made with an exotic wood core and veneers. June 11, 2014

Water-Activated Glue Dowels
A user testimonial for a convenient product. February 28, 2006

Heat Resistant Glue
Choosing adhesive for use in a potentially hot (or warm) location. March 26, 2013

Glue for Borax Treated Board
Wood that has been treated with borate-based chemicals interacts with water-based glue in a way that interferes with the bond. July 28, 2012

Weight Versus Vacuum for Veneering Pressure
A little rough math about how high a stack of MDF you would need to match one atmosphere's worth of vacuum. November 14, 2009

Troubleshooting an Edgebanding Gap
What could account for edgebanding joints that aren't tight? Pros suggest problems to check for. January 24, 2006

Glue Lines in Veneer
The veneer manufacturer should detect and eliminate glue lines; at the finishing stage, they are hard to deal with. March 26, 2010

Purchasing a Used Edgebander
Things to consider when evaluating used edgebanding equipment. August 8, 2006

Edge-Banding Without an Edge-Bander
For an occasional job, regular glue and clamps can work for applying edge-banding. December 14, 2005

Exterior Door and Window Adhesive
Shopping for a stable, strong adhesive for window and door assembly. October 25, 2012

Cleaning Glue Spreaders
How to maintain glue spreaders for peak performance. May 9, 2001

Surface Prep and Glue Adhesion
A little light sanding improves glue joint performance. December 21, 2010

Adhesives Bleeding Through Wood Veneer
A few simple steps will prevent this veneering problem. July 2, 2005

Glue Choice for Wood Countertop
Glue creep, open time, and bond strength are issues when choosing an adhesive for gluing up wood butcher-block countertops. December 7, 2007

Glue for Laminating Plywood in Boat Construction
Adhesive recommendations for a treated plywood lay-up for a boat transom that will be submerged in water. October 11, 2012

High-Volume Hot-Melt Gluing Equipment
If you need to do a lot of hot-melt glue application, here is some basic advice. June 4, 2009

Gluing Purpleheart Wood
Purpleheart is not particularly oily, so yellow glue works well. March 25, 2010

Fumed Larch Glue Adhesion Issues on Fire-Retardant MDF
It is the veneer, the adhesive, or the substrate? Probably the adhesive. January 3, 2012

Poor Adhesion After Edging MDF
Why has the edge come off this MDF? Maybe it's the glue, maybe it's the method... May 10, 2005

Veneering a Hollow Column
A vacuum bag can be arranged to apply pressure to a cylinder from inside as well as outside. September 17, 2012

Gluing Purpleheart
Purpleheart is a dense, oily wood that can be difficult to glue. October 12, 2008

Priming for P-lam Edgebanding
When you apply plastic laminate as edgebanding, using a primer helps a lot with strong adhesion in service. February 14, 2010

Adhesive for Gluing Knots in Paneling
A heavy-bodied gap-filling formula might work best for knots. October 16, 2013

Preventing solid edge delamination
What can be done to keep solid edging from coming off particleboard? June 6, 2001

Tricky Cutting-Board Glue-Up
A clever cutting board provides lessons about gluing end grain. October 20, 2005

Gluing Stainless Steel to Wood
Several methods will work. May 4, 2005

Quality Control with Spray-On Contact Cement
Tips for avoiding bubbles and telegraph lines with contact cement and laminate. June 12, 2014

Mix Proportions for 2-Part Urea Formaldehyde Glue
Ten-to-one mix ratios are easy to figure with decimals, while 7-to-1 ratios are easy to mix using eighths of an ounce. February 7, 2009

Improving Adhesion with Plastic Edgebanding
Here's a tip: try priming the banding with contact cement. January 2, 2012

Spraying Contact Cement
Woodworkers report success using spray equipment to apply contact adhesive. May 20, 2006

Will Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Accelerators Harm Finishes?
Be careful with the activator used to set quick-setting adhesives like FastCap's 2P-10. They can attack some finishes or even discolor stone. February 27, 2015

Epoxy for Laying Up Ipe Stair Treads
Epoxy should hold a joint for glued-up stair treads in Ipe wood at 20% MC for an exterior exposure. November 28, 2006

Subtitutes for Methylene Chloride Contact Cement
OSHA has tightened the safety limits for methylene chloride, a substance in some contact cement. Here's info on alternative adhesives. August 6, 2008

All about glue size
A basic explanation of this product and how to use it. February 13, 2001

Gluing Cocobolo
You can successfully glue this tropical species if you're careful. April 24, 2014

Veneering the Inside of a Drum
Instead of vacuum, use an inflatable tube to apply pressure. October 15, 2009

Adhesive for a Laminated Mahogany Gunstock
Epoxy is a good choice, but the choice of wood could prove troublesome. July 28, 2012

Making a Vacuum Bag Using a FoodSaver
Here's a tip: a "field expedient" method for fabricating a vacuum bag using a shower curtain and a FoodSaver bag sealer.July 15, 2012

Compatibility of Epoxy and Resorcinol
Once resorcinol has cured, epoxy should adhere to it without interacting. August 23, 2006

Problems with Franklin polyurethane glue
Ideas for coping with shorter glue drying times caused by humidity. January 24, 2001

Getting Epoxy Drips off a Fiberglass Tub
Chemicals that soften epoxy will also attack fiberglass resins. But heat may provide a solution. December 14, 2005

Lightening Urea Adhesive
You can tweak urea formaldehyde powder or liquid resin adhesive to lighten the color of the glue line. July 12, 2008

Hide Glue and Temperature
Warm working conditions are essential to the performance of traditional hide glue. November 14, 2014

Tinting Your Own Black Epoxy
Advice on adding colorants to epoxy. October 27, 2008

Gluing Wood to Melamine
Adhesive choices for gluing wood face frames to melamine carcase board edges. April 4, 2011

Bonding Wood to Steel for a Staircase
Suggestions for strong, flexible, durable adhesives for a dynamic structural situation. November 29, 2014

Laminating Cellular PVC
Tip on laminating with Azek. August 27, 2013

Laminate over Melamine
Quick, simple advice on adhering plastic laminate to melamine as a retrofit. March 25, 2010

Glueing Jatoba
Dense, cross-grained and tight-pored, Jatoba wood must be well machined in order to achieve a strong glue joint. January 26, 2008

Food-safe glues
Adhesives used for bowls, cutting boards and utensils. June 6, 2001

Using CNC Vacuum as a Glue Press
You can use a CNC vacuum table and plastic sheeting for an improvised "vacuum bag" for laminating panel goods together. Who knew? January 9, 2008

Veneer Glue Thickness and Coverage
Quick tips on glue coverage and on measuring wet-mil thickness. July 28, 2006

How Hot-Melt PUR Works
The Wood Doc explains the science behind "pre-polymer" hot-melt PUR. October 20, 2005

Bonding wood to glass
Recommended glues and tapes for bonding wood to glass. January 24, 2001

Gluing Wood Edges to Granite Tops
The pros use epoxy. December 2, 2006

Urea Resin Glue on Paper-Backed Veneer
Urea resin glue works well with paper-backed veneer (but scuff sand the paper first). October 19, 2013

End-grain to end-grain gluing
Choosing an appropriate adhesive for end-grain to end-grain glueups. January 25, 2001

Gluing Acrylic to MDF
Glues to use with acrylic. February 8, 2008

Gluing Teak2
Clean the oil off the surface to achieve a good bond. December 2, 2006

How much pressure?
A few gluing tips as well as a demonstration of the pressure that Clam Clamps exert on miters. January 28, 2007

Adhering Laminate to Gypsum Board
Contact cement or spray adhesive works well. June 7, 2008

Gluing PVC Foamboard to Wood
Suggestions for adhering closed-cell PVC panel goods to a wood substrate. November 30, 2009

PVA Adhesive over Epoxy
PVA will not stick to epoxy. December 24, 2012

Limits Of PVA In Structural Bonding?

Clamping Veneer Core to Plywood
Advice on clamping methods for gluing two panel faces together without a vacuum bag. July 20, 2011

Attaching Face Frames to Cabs
Preferred methods of joinery. January 28, 2004

Reversible Adhesive Or Not

100% Waterproof Glue For Production

Free Form Railing Help

Using a CNC Vacuum for a Glue Press
You can use a CNC vacuum for laminate and veneer glue-ups or for laminating plywood sheets together. February 15, 2009

- Spreadsheet Calculation Program -- for Curves, Angles, Compound Miters and Springback
Free downloadable program(s) in both Excel and MS Works, including illustrations that support the formulas.. August 6, 2002

Contact Cement And 20 Mil Veneer

Laminated Island Top

Quartersawn White Oak Swelling

Calculating Springback
Simple formula for determining amount of springback in bent solid wood. April 18, 2004

Edge Banding Glue Softened At High Temperature

Aqua Fortis Finishes and Veneer Adhesive
Will aqua fortis finish break down the glue bond for a veneered countertop? June 28, 2013

Gluing Redpine

Adhesive Problem With Formica Countertop

Troweling PVA Glue

Choosing Glue For Loblolly Pine

Gluing Wenge

Sticking Plastic To Wood

Gluing Masonite To Particle Board

Expanding Glueline

Best Glue For Belt Sanding

Fast Setting Adhesive

What Glue Bonds Pb Edge To A Melamine Face.

Stainless Steel To MDF

Gluing Jatoba [Brazillian Cherry]

Type Of Adhesive To Use On Skateboard Deck

Attaching Decorative Ceiling Panels

How Long To Leave Panels In A Cold Press

Glue Or Nail Plywood?

Paper Faced Parquet

Coloring Wilson Art H20

Woodworking 101: The Basics
and shows how it can affect various production operations. 1998.

Bonding with Radio Frequency Heating
A thorough discussion of Radio Frequency Gluing technigues - 1998

Clamping Techniques for Flat Panels
Tips and tricks for gluing wood door panels up nice and flat. September 27, 2009

Aching Glue Joints
Diagnoses and cures for a variety of problems related to the gluing up of panels in solid lumber. 1998.

End Joint Gluing
End joint gluing of lumber is an important method for producing long length stock for fabrication into structural products such as trusses, rafters, beams, etc. -1999

Abrasive Planing: Gluing and Yield Observations
A comparison of abrasive and traditional knife surfacing of solid lumber, and their effects on gluing and yield. 1998.

WOODnetWork Discussions: Glue
The correct amount of clamping pressure is vital to a strong bond - 1998

Types and Properties of Woodworking Adhesives
The Wood Doctor's dissertation on wood glues, from A to Z. 1998.

Troubleshooting Veneer Splits And Pops
Glue type and humidity changes could be the source. April 14, 2005

Production Gluing of High Density Plastic Laminates
This article describes the gluing of high density plastic laminates (i.e. Formica, Debar, Nevamar, Micarta, Pionite and the like) to plywood, lumber core, and particleboard core panels - 1998

Finger Jointing
Finger jointing lumber can reduce waste and utilize marginal material - and in depth article -1999

Spray-Applying Contact Cement
Advice on contact-cement application techniques. December 27, 2006

Acidity: Common Cause -- of Panel Gluing Problems
How pH contributes to adhesion problems in glued-up panels. 1998.

Glue Joint Failure
Dr. Gene Wengert delves into one of the primary problem areas affecting furniture manufacturers: glue joints. 1998.

Speeding Up Panel and Door Glue-Ups
A cabinetmaker gets help puzzling through how best to deploy his clamping wall and his bar clamp table. April 7, 2008

All about polyurethane glues
Pros, cons and various applications of polyurethane adhesives. November 7, 2000

Repairing Damaged Veneer
Pros troubleshoot a water-damaged veneer table top, and consider possible fixes. October 30, 2005

PVA glues for veneering -- pros and cons
PVA glues can work for veneering, but there are potential pitfalls. 1998.

Joinery to Prevent Telegraphing of a Paint Finish
Cabinetmakers consider material and glue choices to avoid visual telegraphing of joints in a custom cabinetry and furniture job that will have an opaque white lacquer finish. November 15, 2011

Veneer buckling
Preventing veneer from expanding and buckling through proper gluing and application methods. November 7, 2000

Biscuits for face frames
A discussion of using biscuits for assembling cabinet face frames. Pros and cons of biscuits on face frames, and equipment used. November 21, 2000

Finger Joints: A Few Whys and Wherefores
The Wood Doctor provides his prescription for effective finger joints in solid stock. 1998.

Mixing Solid Surface Brands
If you combine sinks and countertops from different makers, will warranties (and adhesives) hold? April 14, 2005

Choosing Equipment for Vacuum Bagging
A simple blower won't do the job, but the right gear is easy to find.

Getting great joints in veneer
A discussion of techniques for getting tight joints in veneered work. June 14, 2000

Gluing Metal to Wood
Adhesive suggestions for attaching a stainless steel top to a plywood subtop, and other metal-to-wood situations. February 27, 2013

Gluing Wet Cedar for Exterior
Advice on glue choice for outdoor architectural designs built with Cedar. August 6, 2008

Best glue for cold-clamped edging?
Adhesive options for gluing and clamping edges on panels, with an eye toward time-efficiency. September 26, 2000

Adhering MDF to Drywall
Mastic or polyurethane glue should work. Here are some installation tips. May 5, 2007

Glue failures
Adhesive failure can usually be traced to one of two causes: overly moist wood or defective glue. December 6, 2000

Production laminating -- is hot or cold press faster?
A laminator looks for time-saving pressing techniques. June 14, 2000

Edgeband failure
Searching for causes of edgeband failure. September 26, 2000

Glue Line Failure with Hickory
Trouble shooting glue line failures when gluing hickory - 1999

Animal and hide glues
Animal-based glues have all but disappeared in most woodworking applications. 1998.

Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Choices
Woodworkers have noticed differences in performance among different brands of CA adhesive. September 19, 2009

Cold Weather Gluing
Cold or frozen temperatures affect both the glue and materials and can create problems when gluing - 1998

UV-Cured Adhesive
A few specialty glues set up and harden quickly when exposed to ultraviolet light. They're good for attaching hinges to glass. December 2, 2006

Gluing Hard Maple -- Troubleshooting Problems When Gluing Hard Maple
Sharp knives, and adequate wetting are critical when gluing maple - June 18, 1999

PUR adhesives
A Q&A on PUR hot melt formulations and their proper use. December 6, 2000

Laying up laminates using PVA glues
A quick guide to applying high-pressure laminate with PVA glue. September 26, 2000

Troubleshooting Contact Adhesive Bond Failure
Experts say the adhesive itself is rarely the problem. Here are other factors to look into. March 22, 2013

Gluing Teak for a Wet Exposure
Recommendations for finger-joint glue for temporary Teak timber shoring exposed to water. July 12, 2008

Raised glue lines after curing
A glue line that is raised days after parts are assembled and the glue has cured is a sure sign of wet lumber. 1998.

How Much Glue Left in Drum?
Simple ways to know when your supply of edgebander glue is getting low. October 23, 2007

Gluing white oak panels
Because of its density, white oak lumber must be machined carefully for panel glue-up, and assembled within an hour of preparation. 1998.

Choosing Glues for Flexible Veneers
Different types of glues can be used, but each requires that the proper technique be followed - 1998

Hot-Melt PUR for Door Assembly
Thoughts on using hot-melt polyurethane adhesive for building doors. November 5, 2007

Press Tack with Urea -- Achieving Proper Press Tack with Urea-Formaldehyde
maximizing pre-press tack in hardwood plywood operations ... investigate: Stand time, pre-press time, spread levels, water content in mix, additives, and resin choice - June 18, 1999

Dowel drilling and use guidelines
A quick guide to dowel clearances and practices, including drilling depth, diameter-to-edge ratios, and dowel selection. 1998.

Creating skateboard blanks -- with compound curves
Ideas for gluing up 'longboard' blanks for skateboards. 1998.

Water-resistant Adhesives for Exterior Millwork
Choosing the right adhesive is really a matter of how much water resistance is required. 1998

Biscuits for edge-gluing solid stock?
and solution. July 18, 2000

Water-based Is the Way to Glue
There are many benefits to switching to water based contact adhesives - 1998

Heat resistant veneer glue
There are glues that will withstand the high temperatures in heat-assisted finishing operations. 1998.

Gluing Ebony: Deep, Dark Secrets Revealed.
Ebony is dense and oily and requires that certain procedures should be followed to ensure a good bond - 1998

Hot Melts - Fast and Strong?
When strength is important, reactive polyurethane hot melts should be used - 1998

A brief history of wood glues
Is there a difference between white and yellow wood glues? 1998.

Teak Tips
Tips for gluing this oily wood - 1998

"Sandy" glue joints
The age of glue matters. 1998.

Can You Undo Glue?
The success if undoing glue joints depends onthe type of glue -1998

Mold Materials that Glue Doesn't Stick To
Suggestions for materials that won't bond with yellow glue, for use in making molds. February 5, 2010

Bag Presses
Source of supply for bag presses - 1998

Yellow glue: O.K. for laminating?
If specs are met, yellow glue is fine for bent laminations. 1998.

Repairing Loose Laminate
A few techniques to try when faced with this difficult problem - June 18, 1998

Rung Remedies
Suggesteed repairs for loose chair rungs - 1998

Alternative to Yellow Glue
Melamine glue may be the best alternative - 1998

Microwaving Thermosets?
Thermoset glues and Radio Frequency - 1998

Contact Adhesive for Spray Guns
Source of supply for spray contact adhesive - 1998

Suitability of Moisture Reactive Polyurethane
June 18, 2000

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