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RE: [bolger] Weldwood vs. Titebond II?

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  • Fries, John
    I used TiteBond II on the gunnels of my Gypsy, frame supports and also for the mast laminations. Very satisfactory. Haven t used Weldwood so I can comment on
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 5, 2000
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      I used TiteBond II on the gunnels of my Gypsy, frame supports and also for
      the mast laminations. Very satisfactory. Haven't used Weldwood so I can
      comment on that.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Garth Battista [SMTP:garth@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 10:22 AM
      > To: bolger@egroups.com
      > Subject: [bolger] Weldwood vs. Titebond II?
      >
      > I recently built a Michalak Toto (and before that, a Windsprint).
      > When it came time to glue on Toto's wales, I thought, OK, rather than
      > gooping it up with the sure thing, epoxy, I'll finally try wood glue,
      > as per Payson's book, and Michalak's instructions. No Weldwood to be
      > found at our lumberyard, but they had this bottle of premixed
      > Titebond II, quite inexpensive.
      > It says it "outperforms all other wood glues." "Passes ANSI
      > Type II water resistance testing." "Ideal for exterior uses" but
      > "not recommended for use below the waterline or for continuous
      > submersion." All sounds OK for wales, I guess. But how does it stack
      > up against the most-mentioned wood glue, Weldwood? And what exactly
      > are the ANSI Type II water resistance standards?
      >
      > Has anyone ever used both and formed an opinion as to which is best?
      > The Titebond is a cinch to apply, with its applicator nozzle. But is
      > it just a glorified Elmer's? Any advice appreciated.
      >
      > Looking forward to the next boat,
      > Garth
      >
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