Max Mahanke wrote:
> With all due respect, I don't agree.
If you disagree with the statement that epoxy is the best adhesive
available, then we will have to agree to disagree.
> Epoxy is the choice for loose joints.
One of the benefits of filled epoxy is that it will fill gaps if
properly applied, but not one of it's limitations.
> Put too much clamping pressure on the wooktop glue-up and you squeeze out
> the epoxy and starve the joint and the epoxy fails where plain old PVA or
> Aliphatic Resin glue will do just fine.
A little difficult to blame the tool if it is improperly applied.
> I love epoxy in loose mortise &
> tenon joints, but for a panel glue-up, give me plain old water based glue
> any time (aliphatic resin or PVA).
Do you need epoxy for probably 80% of all wood working applications?
Heavens NO, but if you need epoxy, there is no substitute except when
working with white oak, then it is rescorcinol time.
My comments were aimed at addressing the epoxy cost issue.
The plans for the project called for epoxy.
Yes, epoxy is more expensive than other adhesives; however, as a
percentage of the total cost of the project, it gets lot in the wash.
My point is that if you want to try to save money on a project, look to
other areas other than the adhesive used.