I have a few small pieces of Macassar ebony and zebrawood veneer that I would like to glue to Baltic birch with white glue. Are they too oily to glue with Elmer's white glue?
From contributor A:
Zebrawood is not an oily wood. I've glued up lots of solid stock without problems. The solid wood develops occasional cracks, but not at the glue line. Since you're using veneer, Elmer's should work fine.
I've glued solid pieces of Macassar ebony years ago and had some occasional problems. I definitely wouldn't use Elmer's, but Titebond III should work well. I now use Titebond III for laminating solid exotic wood veneers (1/16" to 1/8" thick) to Baltic birch and haven't had any delamination problems. I have not had to wipe the woods down with acetone or do any other type of chemical preparation. Again, since you're using very thin veneer, you should be fine with Titebond III.