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Tinted glue

2/8/21       
Matthew Thomas Member

I've got a job gluing up maple boxes. 4 sides and a top all mitered together. It's a struggle getting the miters perfect with hardwood.

Would be really nice to have a glue that both fills in any imperfections in the miters and dries to a color close to maple. Is that achievable with a PVA glue?

2/9/21       #2: Tinted glue ...
Mark B Member

You can tint pva with dye. Beat to start with white glue but any will work.

2/9/21       #3: Tinted glue ...
Matthew Thomas Member

I did a test yesterday using white glue with a mix of UTC white and yellow yesterday and came out pretty good.

Not sure if UTC is the best option, but it seems to work.

2/9/21       #4: Tinted glue ...
MarkB Member

Weve used transtint on several occasions. UTC may be better for opaque but any universal dye will work.

2/9/21       #5: Tinted glue ...
Tom Gardiner

I hope the boxes are small. Otherwise the joints on two edges that are cross grain may break with humidity changes. Mitres are a pain to get right and aren't very strong if you can see a gap even if it is filled with PVA. Anything larger than a jewelry box and I would recommend rethinking the construction.

3/9/21       #6: Tinted glue ...
Bill

Might try a Hoffman bow tie machine

Hoffman Bow Tie

3/11/21       #7: Tinted glue ...
Wood guy Member

Tape is your friend when doing miter folds. it acts like your clamp and you get a perfect miterfold each and everytime. No need to tint glue.

This is the method we use everytime we miter fold anything:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu8QF3sMScQ

6/9/21       #8: Tinted glue ...
Steve

I agree with wood guy miter folds I've done 10' long I've done a ton of the veneer work and titebond 3 is all I've ever used generally need to cut 45.1 degree miter for glue room for perfect 90 can also pocket screw squaring blocks on back if not seen otherwise clamp l shaped wood block with relief cut at miter if you tape face up with h 6 inch strips then put one single piece down whole miter will keep glue from ever coming out and hold miter the entire length thumbs up wood guy not many people miter fold

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