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Category: Gorilla Glue

Get Woodworking Week: Filling Knot Holes

Posted on February 8th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Gorilla Glue. No Comments

This is a post I originally made back in 2009 following Woodworking in America. Here’s an easy way to fix some mistakes (for beginners or advanced woodworkers) with Gorilla’s 2-Part Epoxy. I’ve also got a video posted here on Tube in case you don’t feel like reading.

The wood that I obtained from a local source was decent, but certainly not top grade material. It had some knots on otherwise clear boards, and it just didn’t seem right to trash a huge piece on account of a few minor imperfections. The inside of the bookcase only had one spot the size … Read More »

Factors Contributing to Glue Creep in Woodworking

Posted on November 18th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, marketing & promotion. 1 Comment


Glue line telegraphing (glue-creep) occurs on exposed wood joints as a thin, slightly raised bump along adjacent glued surfaces. This study was designed to evaluate what factors may contribute to this taking place for wood to wood applications. Over the last year, in conjunction with The Gorilla Glue Company, we tested a number of scenarios across a variety of seven wood species, seven adhesive types and four finishes. Initially, when the test samples acclimated within a stable environment, no visible glue-line creep appeared. However, longer-term natural seasonal changes in Cincinnati, OH as well as lab-controlled environmental fluctuations of temperature and … Read More »

Mister Geppetto and his Magical Miniature Bow-Lathe

Posted on November 7th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects. 1 Comment

Connecting with fellow woodworkers this year at WIA was awesome as usual, but probably one of the most interesting encounters I had was with an Italian gentleman who was showing off a miniature version of a bow-lathe. He, and his recently deceased brother seemed to have a background as traditional turners. The model of the lathe had all of the moving functional parts of a full size version, all in a compact hand held size. One of the coolest things was that it had clearly visible, double-wedged through tenons on the frame. Check out the detail shot below. Did anyone … Read More »