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The Ask Brian Boggs Show – Episode 6

In this episode, Brian answers questions about using adhesives – part 2! Subscribe on YouTube  – Listen on iTunes TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE So What About Nexabond Best Adhesive For Lamination Best Glue For Box Joints Protecting Bonding Surfaces From Wet Finishes Past Episodes The Ask Brian Boggs Show – Episode 5The Ask Brian Boggs Show – Episode 4The Ask Brian Boggs

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Protecting Bonding Surfaces From Wet Finishes

I received this question in episode 6 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: How do you protect the mating surfaces of a glue joint from a finish that you are applying prior to glue-up? I mostly use a very slow-drying, Tried-and-True, old-fashioned linseed oil for finish, and Titebond 2 for glue. “Tried-and-true” is a little bit of an issue in

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Best Glue For Box Joints

I received this question in episode 6 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: I’ll be making a Maloof dresser using box joints, I presume you mean finger joints, to join the carcass as you did with some of his. Do you think wood glue would make the joints too tight during glue-up? I’m presuming you mean the PVA wood glue.

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Best Adhesive For Lamination

I received this question in episode 6 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: I was taught to use a two-part urea glue for bent lamination on rockers to prevent creep, but when visiting with Sam Maloof, I notice he uses yellow glue and said he never experienced creep in any of his bent laminations. Well, Sam may well have been

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So What About Nexabond

I received this question in episode 6 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: What’s your take on the new generation of CA glues? I think the first company was called Nexabond, but somebody’s bought them out. Any experience or thought on where these types of glues are appropriate? I think it was in 2013 they had a booth at the

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The Ask Brian Boggs Show – Episode 5

In this episode, Brian answers questions about using adhesives! https://youtu.be/lBZbgqMITkw?feature=shared Subscribe on YouTube  – Listen on iTunes TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE Using Epoxy For Maloof Type Joints Adhesives For Exterior Bent Laminations How To Prevent PVA Glue From Staining Wood Do you use hide glue? If so, are you caught up with a double boiler and different grains or just hide glue

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Hide Glue Ventures

I received this question in episode 5 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: Do you use hide glue? If so, are you caught up with a double boiler and different grains or just hide glue in a bottle? We have used hide glue for at least 20 years and I started making my own early on but had trouble with

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How To Prevent PVA Glue From Staining Wood

I received this question in episode 5 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: I’ve seen people clean up pva glue in so many different ways – it seems like if even a small amount penetrates the wood, there will be some blotching during the finishing, especially if stain is involved. What’s the best technique? Let it sit and gel, or

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Adhesives for Exterior Bent Laminations

I received this question in episode 5 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: What glue is appropriate for bent lamination that will be outdoors? Type 3 PVA, polyurethane glue, epoxy, or something else? Or is steam bending a more reliable alternative for this application? I have done both. The first outdoor chairs I worked on were actually steam bent back

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Using Epoxy For Maloof Type Joints

I received this question in episode 5 of the Ask Brian Boggs Show: When using epoxy for glue (like a Sam Maloof joint) how thick should it be? I am assuming that you area talking about actual space in the joint rather than the viscosity of the epoxy. They are both important because in a Maloof type joint you have

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