Saturday, December 26, 2015

Heat Activated Gluing

For the Center Strips of of Number 8, I tried a different method of gluing - heat activation. Frequently when gluing the small pieces of veneer its often difficult to clamp the wood properly.

Heat activation is great for gluing veneer. First, I spray one side of the veneer with water. Then I apply glue (in this case, Titebond II). The moisture from the water keeps the veneer from curling towards the glue side. I allow the glue to dry completely.
Once the glue is dry to the touch. I press the pieces of veneer together and use an iron to activate the glue. The wood bond is just as strong as if I clamped them together while still wet.

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