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.
I’ve built small projects with delicate, difficult-to-clamp parts. Is there some fast-setting adhesive that will allow me to use hand pressure to clamp until the glue “grabs?”
The glue-ups for the curved arms on my Morris chair seemed to go well, but when I took them out of the forms, there was springback. Should I be doing something differently?
I’m a beginning woodworker with a basic question: For making templates out of medium density fiberboard (MDF), what’s the best way to secure paper patterns to MDF?
The latest thing on my bench is a chair with a few loose legs and stretchers. One stretcher even pulls right out of its socket. How do I tighten the joints?
I find double-faced tape handy for everything from template routing, to stack cutting. Often, I can't pry the wood apart without damaging my template or workpiece. Am I using too much tape or what?
My shop is insulated and has a wood-burning stove, but I won’t be able to consistently tend it. How will these temperature shifts affect my woodworking?