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Michael Cole 403/08/2013 08:07:22
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I am building a computer work station in ash, and due to hot weather and the length of time I need to glue all the biscuits and board edges, Ive mitered them, the glue goes off. I need about twenty minutes to apply and ten to fifteen to clamp. Any ideas? I have already tried Cascamite and that went off as well unless it was an pld stock I had.

Ron Davis03/08/2013 16:59:50
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Try a watered down coat of glue on the mating surfaces as a primer, then the wood will not absorb the moisture from the glue as quickly. Other wise wait for the weather to change, this is England after all!


Doug03/08/2013 19:45:19
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I`ve been using Titebond extend recently **LINK** & am happy with the results, though I do tend to leave glue up till it`s cooler in the evening or do it very first thing.

Simon Reeves05/08/2013 12:50:22
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You could try polyurethane glue, which has a total glue up time of about 25 minutes, although it's probably overkill for a computer desk. If your cascamite is going off quickly then it's definitely old. I keep mine in its original container in a sealed plastic box with a packet of silica gel dessicant, which helps keep the moisture away. It also helps keep the polyurethane usable for a bit longer too.

Could you change your glue-up sequence to make smaller sub-assemblies?


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