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outback
27th Jan 2006, 08:29 PM
So which glue do I use on African blackwood?

With it's waxy sorta feel I reckon I'm gonna be in trouble so what do I use peoples?

kiwigeo
27th Jan 2006, 08:50 PM
If the timber is waxy or oily try giving it wipe with meths or acetone prior to gluing up with AR (Titebond etc).

Cheers Martin

redwood
27th Jan 2006, 08:50 PM
Outback, dont stress, a quick wipe with a solvent will be all you need. a good pva (wait till the solvent has fully evaporated before using pva), urea or epoxy will all work. the worst thing about that timber is its dynamite on ur blades. tungsten / carbide tipped almost esential. its a beautiful timber isnt it:D :D

ozwinner
27th Jan 2006, 09:11 PM
Man.......
This has been burning at me for centurys.
A glue for whitches......

Al :D

outback
28th Jan 2006, 08:23 AM
Thanks for that. I didn't think it would be all that simple.
Yes, the timber is striking, I only have/had a small piece so I'm using it as a contrast, and yes it's bloody hard on the tools.

So Al, which witches are we talking about? :D

Auld Bassoon
28th Jan 2006, 05:12 PM
Man.......
This has been burning at me for centurys.
A glue for whitches......

Al :D

That'd be hide glue then :D

echnidna
28th Jan 2006, 05:15 PM
That'd be hide glue then :D

brewed slowly in a big black cauldron,

don't fergit the "eye of newt"

Zoot
31st Jan 2006, 05:38 PM
Have a look at my post about Styrene Acrylate Glue in Woodwork General ... it may be the shot for your difficult wood!

Zoot