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Some Curly Maple 3ply rims I made for Eric Sullivan

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Sep 12, 2019 - 7:14:10 PM
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4478 posts since 8/31/2005

Some Curly Maple 3ply rims I made for Eric Sullivan

Edited by - GlennM on 09/12/2019 19:14:44

Sep 13, 2019 - 6:44:51 AM
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Sep 13, 2019 - 8:14:50 AM

4373 posts since 11/20/2004

Some pretty wood there! What adhesive are you using to glue the laminations?

Sep 14, 2019 - 7:16:25 PM
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Glenn lives right down the street from the shop and we use the same glue. We currently use a woodworking industry specific glue from Spectrum Adhesives. It is a high solids content glue that dries rigid unlike titebond. We use this glue for three ply rims, block rims, neck construction and resonator back veneer construction.

We have used this glue for the last 5 years and it has been great for us.


Sep 15, 2019 - 4:59:48 AM

4373 posts since 11/20/2004

Thanks, Eric. That grayish brown color was different to anything I have used for woodworking.

Sep 15, 2019 - 6:32:32 AM
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12145 posts since 6/29/2005

I use a different brand of dedicated laminating glue for rims, but it has a similar dark color, gap filling properties and non creep characteristics of the Spectrum product.  Highland Woodworking sells two brands.

Anyway, there is an additive available for it that I have started to use, that lightens the color of the glue line to the color of maple, for whatever that's worth.

Edited by - Ken LeVan on 09/15/2019 06:33:12

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