Glues and Adhesives
Discover tips and techniques for choosing and using wood glues, adhesives, and tape for your woodworking projects. Find details on glue and adhesive application and clamping techniques.
A wood glue will bond strongly as long as its consistency remains fluid.
With so many adhesives available, selecting the best one for your woodworking project can be puzzling.
In issue 155, page 112, you talked about polyurethane glues. Once the foam dries and you chisel it off, does the glue prevent the wood from absorbing stain?
We have a 20-year-old dining room set. We have a few loose spindles on a couple of the chairs. What are the easiest and most effective methods of repair?
I found some 3⁄8 " dowel stock that turned out to be as much as 1⁄64 " undersize. How much clearance will glue fill? How loose is too loose?
I have a question about the scrapbook project in WOOD magazine issue 166, page 72. Do you have a recommendation for gluing leather to wood?
How do you keep the nozzles of spray adhesive cans from clogging?
I use a lot of redwood, and sometimes the glue squeeze-out leaves a blue stain on my projects. I typically wipe off excess glue with a damp cloth or sponge, so what’s causing this staining?