Plastic resin glue more versatile than label says
I used Weldwood Plastic Resin glue to laminate curved chair parts. Will it also work for assembling the chair? The label specifies a required pressure, which won’t work on the joints I’m using.
Gary Zimmerman, Bend, OR
According to DAP, which makes the Weldwood glue, you shouldn’t have to worry about putting pressure on the joint during glue-up. As long as the glue joint is undisturbed for the glue’s full curing time, the bond should be strong. Most glues aren’t good gap-fillers, so the pieces should fit snugly. If the joint is sloppy, try using an epoxy, which has a long open time and makes a good bond across a gap.
—Scott Gibson is the author of “Six Essential Glues” (FWW #176, pp. 42-49).