I have a big workbench top to laminate. It will be solid hickory, the
individual pieces are 1-3/4" thick and 3" high. The lengths are 6 to 12
feet. Finished top will be 15 feet by 3 feet.
Anyone have a recommendation other than Titebond to consider for the glue
for the lamination?
If you rule out Titebond, then the options are epoxy or urethane or
hideglue (and maybe things like fish glue, and other esoteric
TiteBond is a good choice here but the others should work as well.
Personally, I would probably go with a quality epoxy if I was not
allowed to use Titebond or any of the other glues that are basically
the same as Titebond
The resorcinol will give you the most open time.
Either one will cost 5-10 times TiteBond for the small amount needed.
SFWIW, I use a lot of epoxy, but I'd use resorcinol here because it is
easier to handle.
S/A: Challenge, The Bullet Proof Boat, (Under Construction in the Southland)
decided to post "Glue recommendaton for Hickory workbench top lamination?"
Resorcinol, tho expensive, is very permanent -- but I think of it as a bit
brittle. I wonder about using hickory for a solid laminated benchtop.
This species tends to move quite a bit, but is otherwise pretty tough and
durable, and handles[sic] shock well.
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