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Jeremy Micklem18/04/2014 02:43:18
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A couple of 'sticky questions' for the panel...

i) I've used Evostik Resin W PVA since I was at school in the 70s, and those pieces are still holding together, so I'm kind of attached to it. Trouble is it's pricier than other PVAs, but my fear is that a cheaper one might fall apart a few years down the road. Does anyone have long term experience of other glues, as to whether they last the distance?

ii) My workshop is unheated, so I'm also looking for a glue that will go off properly overnight in winter when the temperature's down to 0 degrees C. Any suggestions?

Big Al18/04/2014 09:04:16
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Personally I use titebond original wood glue. It's a modified PVA, often refered to as aliphatic wood glue. Again it costs more than a cheap PVA, but I like it and it has never let me down. And it will set overnight in a cold workshop.


Jeremy Micklem19/04/2014 22:49:10
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Thanks Al. A cabinetmaker I know locally uses it too. Could be the one to go for.


Eugene Anderson01/10/2014 18:28:40
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0 degrees C is freezing point, ain't no glue going to work in that temperature.

Everbuild D3 is as good as any other and commonly available in builders merchants, if you want what the kitchen worktop manufacturers use then D4 PVA (Everbuild again) can be got on the net.


Paul Bodiam02/10/2014 14:29:22
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Another vote for titebond original here.

I use it on all my guitars and ukuleles, including for fitting bridges which are subject to some pretty scary sheer forces on a working instrument. As Eugene says, no water-based glueis going to work below freezing point. I have a frost heater in my workshop (comes on only if the air temperature goes below 5 C) specifically to protect my glues and finishes.

Malcolm Alexander 104/10/2014 14:19:52
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My son and I use titebond III. It seems to do the job well in all conditions, but have little experiance of others.

Need to shop around as the prices do differ a lot.

Jeremy Micklem13/10/2014 02:10:24
9 forum posts

Thanks for the ideas, guys. A lot of people seem to like Titebond I or III for normal use.

For the cold, I might do some trials with different types of glue when the winter's upon us.

Aleksandrs Solovjovs13/03/2017 18:22:46
7 forum posts

There are a few new Bison glues, that comes with different strengths. If I'm allowed to post the link, here's the choice. **LINK**

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