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Thread: Gluing up at 8% humidity

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    Gluing up at 8% humidity

    ...is a RACE. Whew! I had EVERYthing ready. Total dry clamp up. Everything laid out like a surgeon. It still was a bear. It was only 6 pieces. Next time 2 pieces at a time.

    So far so good. I looked very carefully to make sure everything was properly placed, but that is just more pressure than I want to work under.

    The trials of DRY heat!

    BTW, I used one of the new Rockler glue brushes. Really like it. Good thing the glue peals off. At this rate it dried pretty fast!
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    I think my shop would be an oven right now too, was 106 in there Saturday with all the doors and windows open. Luckily I was only out there to load up the PB and had the AC going in the office.
    Darren

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    Temp was only 85º. Reason for working out there between 5AM & 9AM. But the humidity is in the single digits. Hottest part of the day it's 120+º in there. Not me!
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    Carol, what glue are you using ?
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    I hadn't thought about where you guys are working. I bet you do have some wicked quick dry times!

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    @Don TB one
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    TB11 has longer open time carol..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    During the fall and winter my basement shop is below 5% and temps in the basement around 60 degrees. I have to do large glue ups in small sections because the glue tacks so fast.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    According to the Titebond people, the open time between I & II is the same. See here:

    http://www.newwoodworker.com/reviews/titebond.html

    This stuff skimmed over moving from the brush to the assembly! About 4 seconds. Sheesh! Wood was really, really dry also. I was gluing ledgers on the edges of 3/4 BB ply. Glued both surfaces. Mated them and could hardly get the clamps on them to close the gap evenly. I could move the ledgers maybe a 1/4" to even the edges within 2 seconds. Have never seen this before and I have lived in the Southwest since 1964.
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    What was that old time song---"How Dry I Am?"

    Dare I say, "Enjoy?"

    JimB
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