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Questions about Glue?
Jan 14th, 2008 at 1:27pm
 
It says in the Ukulele Construction Manual to use TiteBond Glue.
My first question is where can you buy TiteBond Glue?
Second Question is, if I cant get TiteBond, has anyone used Gorilla Glue, and how does it compare?

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Bob
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Re: Questions about Glue?
Reply #1 - Jan 14th, 2008 at 3:42pm
 

Bob,
  I don't know where you live but Titebond should be available at any Home Depot,  lumber yard or hardware store.

I haven't heard of anyone useing Gorilla Glue but some folks might.  I have heard the original Titebond is better than Titebond II or Titebond III because it can be softened up with heat/steam if you need to do any repair work.

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Reply #2 - Jan 15th, 2008 at 5:22am
 
Thaks alot Lefty,
I live in North Texas.
That means as low as 20 degrees in the winter and as hot as 110 degrees in the summer.
For these reasons, I really need something that will stand up to heat and also, it gets very humid here in the summer.
I'm gonna head to Home Depot and look around.
Mahalo
Bob
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Reply #3 - Jan 16th, 2008 at 3:50am
 
Titebond Original is definitely the prefered glue, and Home Depot has a ton of it.  And it will hold up to the climate changes where you live just fine.

Titebond II is a good glue for making bindings like herringbone and Rope as it will hold up to the bending iron. But not much else on the instrument. Titebond III is for other uses than instruments like fixing Patio furniture and wooden railings. 

Gorilla Glue (polyeurethane glue) should only be used in cases where you'll be joining dissimilar materials like Carbon Fiber, Phenolic, metals and such, think of places where you would use epoxy and those are the same places that you would use that type of glue.

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Reply #4 - Jan 16th, 2008 at 4:59am
 
Dear Renegadeamps,
Thanks for the tips, I will go get some TiteBond soon...

Bob 8)
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Reply #5 - Jan 16th, 2008 at 10:17am
 
Titebond or even if you find Elmer's woodworking glue it's all about the same thing. Gorilla glue requires that surfaces be dampened to activate the bonding process and the glue tends to swell out of cracks. It is some ferociously great glue for furniture casework but probably not the best for lightweight pieces such as luthiery joinery.
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Reply #6 - Jan 16th, 2008 at 1:46pm
 
I went to Lowes today and got some titebond original.
Thanks to everyone for your tips and knowledge.
Bob
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