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    I have a simple question I think. When finishing a fretwork clock, can I glue the pieces together after dipping in the finish. Or do I glue first?

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    glue first -- most finishes won't adhere to glue.

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    • #3
      If you use lacquer, it does a good job of disguising CA glue that seeps out of a joint...

      Bob
      Last edited by BobD; 01-30-2007, 10:38 AM.
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      • #4
        If you use lacquer, it does a good job of discuising CA glue that seeps out of a joint...

        Bob,
        That's a new one on me. Never tried discuising CA glue before.

        EarlinJax

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SharonW0111
          glue first -- most finishes won't adhere to glue.

          Does this apply to things dunked in BLO/mineral spirits, or just to gloss finishes?
          Ian

          Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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          • #6
            Ian, I was thinking the same thing.

            Bob
            Delta P-20 & Q-3

            I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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            • #7
              Ian -Bob to be honest I really don't rember- I have used BLO a couple of times but didn't find it to my likeing so I went back to poly . I do know I can't get squit to adhere to anything I have any type of finish on - that is with all glues not just one. I have to glue first or sand a spot or two on the piece that I need joined . glue won't adhere to most paints or stains either.I have mentioned before that I have discovered the most wonderful way to bring out the grain and put a undistructable finish on my projects. I use clear concrete sealer. It woks beautifully and really makes the grain jump out .just be sure and use in a well ventalated area.

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              • #8
                Clear concrete sealer? I would have never thought of that!!! Jotting down notes though ... that could be interesting indeed!! Thanks for sharing the trade secret Sharon. Sharing Sharon!! I new nickname perhaps? LOL
                Shoot for the moon. If you miss you'll be headed for a star! www.80artdesigns.com

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                • #9


                  Lantern1, I made this clock a few years ago, I finished the wood first then used "Aleene's" Tacky glue, the one in the brown container. I have had no problems with it coming apart. I finished it with 4 coats of Formby's satin tung oil.
                  Mick, - Delta P-20

                  A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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                  • #10
                    Wow you did a great job on that clock, Mick. Very nice.
                    Ian

                    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                    • #11
                      Great scrolling on the clock Mick, very impressed.
                      kevin/pitbull.

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                      • #12
                        Just a thought, how about using some striping tape where the joints are, and then finishing the piece. Then remove the striping tape and glue up the joint. If squeeze out is an issue, tape the inside and outside corners of a joint with painters tape before gluing so the squeeze out lands on the tape. David Marks of DIY woodworks always tapes first then glues second.
                        Jeff Powell

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                        • #13
                          Not a comment on your question but welcome to the family lantern1. Steve
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Steviegwood
                            Not a comment on your question but welcome to the family lantern1. Steve
                            I missed that Steve, or is it Hawkeye anyway welcome to the club lantern 1
                            kevin/pitbull.

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                            • #15
                              Welcome Lantern1
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