What glue do you use

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I'm also on the Titebond wagon but have an instance coming up this Summer where I'll be using hot hide glue because it's correct for the application.  If it wasn't specific to that I wouldn't bother.  I'm not branded when it comes to epoxy - which ever five minute is handy.  I anticipate some larger uses in which case I'll be looking into West Systems.

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What I use:

HHG - fast-stick items - ex. no-clamp miters, open-grained woods, antique repairs, hand-hammered veneers, etc
LHG - exposed joinery, plugs, splines, open-grained wood, moderatly-complex glue-ups, etc

HGs - anywhere squeeze-out would be inevitable and visible
WS 105/205 – general use, exotics/oily woods, outdoor furniture, marine, filling gaps, structural applications, hardware bonding, crappy joinery, etc
WS 105/206 – as above, but more complex glue-up (my go-to epoxy)
WS 105/207 – defects, knots, punky wood, spalting, bent lams, etc
WS 105/209 – very complex glueups
UltraCat PPR – bent lams, veneering where spring back and/or creep is an issue, complex veneer job, etc
BetterBond – general veneering where spring back is not an issue, tight grained veneer, etc
Unibond – veneering and bent lams where any movement is an issue and/or H2O will Pringle the veneer, longer open time veneer jobs

TB Trim and Moldings - shop jigs, fast-grab, no runs

CA - small visible repairs

Everything else -- whatever PVA’s sitting around, typically TB-II Dark and/or Extend.


What I don't use:

Poly, TB-III, highly-toxic resin glues, glue-sticks

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TB3 is only suitable for outdoor projects. It turns dark and shrinks more than the others and leaves a visible glue line regardless of your skill at joinery. 

I've recently noticed that TB III leaves a visible glue line with maple. 

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I have heard about the TB Flouresent , does it show up well with a blacklight? Cost much extra?


Yes it works well and for the work that it saves its worth the little extra.

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I use so many different ones for different things that I couldn't remember them all if I tried.  I remember what I want to use when I'm in the project.

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I've been using Titebond Liquid Hide Glue for almost everything lately.  I like the consistency, open time, reversability, and lack of witness marks if I miss some cleaning up.  I think I'll be saving the PVA for panel glue ups. 

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