I have a couple of nice rough hard maple boards to plane and shape for a la
p desk. But these boards have been in the freezing cold for a couple of day
s. Will this affect the glue bond since they have 8 percent moisture conten
t? Should I warm them up first just to be sure? I'm using Titebond III.
When I bring in frozen and weather exposed boards (I know yours probably
aren't) they're usually quite wet. This is often surface moisture, but
can penetrate 1/4" or more. I'm not sure I'd trust a glue joint in that
kind of situation.
They usually warm up quite quickly, though. An hour or two seems to be
good, so why risk it?
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On Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 9:37:06 PM UTC-6, Michael wrote:
lap desk. But these boards have been in the freezing cold for a couple of d
ays. Will this affect the glue bond since they have 8 percent moisture cont
ent? Should I warm them up first just to be sure? I'm using Titebond III.
Chalk temp of TB III is 47°. It's best to warm the boards, significan
tly. I always try to glue and finish with temps above 65°, or at lea
st above 60°, no matter what glue or finish I am using. Rarely do I
do any glue or finish work with temps below 70°..... indoors or outdoo
*Saw this printed on a T-shirt, long ago ('60s-'70s festival):
"Outdoors is IN, Indoors is OUT"
Additionally, and I don't know for sure, but I work with the rationale that
lower temps require longer clamp times, before releasing the clamps.
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