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Wood Lamination Glue-Up Strategies

Posted on May 12th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects, Uncategorized. 1 Comment

For several reasons, laminations are almost a completely different type of glue-up when you compare them with all of the other joinery glue-up scenarios. First, the total surface coverage is significantly greater than a mortise and tenon, panel glue-up and even a case of dovetails. Covering a larger area with glue takes more time to apply evenly. With this additional time, you begin to eat into your open working time – or the time you have before things start to dry. Second, the greater volume of glue coverage tends to slip and slide around during clamp-up, making proper alignment tricky. … Read More »

Gorilla Glue: Use, Storage and Tips on Polyurethane and PVA products.

Posted on April 3rd, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, marketing & promotion, video. No Comments

Two of the most common comments I hear from fellow woodworkers about Gorilla Glue are that “it foams” and I didn’t know they make a PVA wood glue.

As far as foaming, yes, this is how polyurethane-based glues dry and cure. In many cases people use too much of it, or forget to read the instructions that calls for dampening one side of the surface to be glued to help activate the glue.

In terms of their Wood Glue (Type II- PVA), I’ve used this product for years and have been

pleased with it’s performance, … Read More »

Why We Obsess

Posted on December 22nd, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Gorilla Glue. No Comments

I recently had a brief, but very interesting discussion with a good friend and furniture maker Jeff Miller. We were talking about a question that came up recently by one of his students regarding why he had experienced a particular problem with a finished piece. What struck me was not the actual topic driving the student’s frustration, rather his desire to want to know why it happened and what he could do to control it.

The topic of glue creep is one that certainly has a good deal of knowledge of surrounding it, and has driven companies to spend money on … Read More »