A Must-have Woodworking Glue

Without a doubt, yellow woodworking glue has adhered its place in the Woodworker’s Hall of Fame. But for complex joinery, veneer work and bent laminations, there is a better choice. Urea resin [...]

Gorilla Glue, Travel Size

Tool: Gorilla Glue Minis Manufacturer: Gorilla Glue Price: $7 (pack of 4) A little bit of Gorilla Glue will do just fine, thank you, for lots of jobs. It now comes in small Single Use Tubes, 4 to [...]

Glue-Up Mess Catcher

Squeeze-out happens! You can’t stop it, so you just have to try to contain it. One day while shopping the local home center, I found a product called DRIcore Subfloor.  It’s used as a [...]

Contact Cement Cover

Applying contact cement with a roller is my preferred method, as opposed to spraying it on. There’s not as much clean-up, and I don’t have to deal with overspray. There are drawbacks [...]

Scary-Sharp Adhesive

“Scary sharp”—sharpening on sandpaper adhered to glass—works really well, but one thing has always bothered me. I’ve tried spray adhesives as well as PSA (pressure sensitive [...]

Glue Now, Screw Later

Initially lining up the edges of two boards for gluing up a jig is pretty easy. But when you add clamps or screws, one board often shifts out of place. If that alignment is critical, I [...]

Contemporary Cutting Board

If you like giving gifts that actually get used, a cutting board is the perfect choice; I use one almost every day. But not only will this cutting board get regular use, it’ll get [...]

7 Tips for Tricky Glue-ups

Glue-ups are always a stressful moment – you have a short timeframe to correctly align the parts you’ve been working on for some time, and failure to do so can compromise your results. So, I [...]

A Truly New Glue

Editor’s note: this product no longer appears to be available. Cyanoacrylite (CA) glues have been around for years, but the folks at Bioformix have come out with a new twist, making a [...]

Q & A: Clean Up Squeeze Out

Q: I saw one of those woodworking wizards on television the other day. As I watched the guy build a three-day project in 30 minutes, I noticed he washed off glue squeeze out with a wet cloth [...]

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