I've been switching back and forth to TB II and Elmers. Elmers for the
longer glue up time.
I figure if Frank Klauz was using it, it had to be good enough.
BTW don't throw out that more viscous TB, I have been thinning TB for
some applications, and it's great. Not as strong, but it's use is
intended when the less viscous won't do.
Because I need no longer setup time than TB extend and or TB# offers.
That would be just one more glue to have to keep on hand. And FWIW I
have had hide glue go bad too, and it is kinda messy, and it dries
Words from the bard of Festool, "And unbelievable more expensive".
Guess "expensive" is a relative term; however, it helps to know how to
Reverse a glue job?
Guess it takes all types.
BTW, it's possible to break an epoxy joint as long as it is still
MY point is that your contact said no changes, mine said a different
filler. Your contact says thin from settling, mine says thin from
And the bottle says *nothing* about thinning, only about thickening :-).
The inmates are running the asylum?
Keep in mind that we are only talking about TB products that feature an
extended open time. TB 3 and TB2 Extend are the only ones with this issue
that I have had problems with. TB advised that any of their blues are
iffy after 2 years from production date. If your regular TB and TB 2
glues thicken before their 2 year life try banging the bottle against a
solid object. Strangely enough this action will return the thick glob to a
liquid almost immediately. Remember this only works on the regular open
Your typo could inspire a song.
Buddy Guy singing "I Got The Glues Blues".
Howlin Wolf "Your Glues Give Me the Blues"
Muddy Waters "Titebond Blues"
Country Western twist "My horse is glue and I'm blue"
Yeah I suspected a story was sent to each of us to explain the reason for
the thinning, right or wrong.
Yesterday I received a quart bottle of TB3 from TB. It was packed in the
box upside down. I immediately noticed that the contents at the bottom go
the bottle was discolored in one location, lighter colored. I highly
suspect that the discolored spot was a glob of the stuff that needs to be
mixed back in, as recommended, before each use. The date code indicated
that the bottle was filled about 10 weeks ago. So even shipped direct from
the manufacturer one can expect to have to mix before use.
My conclusion is that TB glues with extended open times are good glues when
properly mixed with each use. These glues, after some time of sitting on a
shelf and no remixing of the contents, will most probably NOT perform,
during assembly, as expected. I suspect that the longer the bottle has sat
the less of an open time one can expect.
For me, is TB3 worth the extra expense and so much more trouble to observe
the benefits? NO
Same question for the less expensive extended open time products from TB?
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