What You Need to Know About Glue | WOODWORKING BASICS

What You Need to Know About Glue | WOODWORKING BASICS

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  1. Lance Fisher on January 13, 2023 at 2:26 am

    Wood glue works good for removing those small slivers too, (when it’s difficult to get with the tweezers) just wait till it dries and peel off with the sliver attached to the glue.

  2. Set Gozo Artist Corner on January 13, 2023 at 2:28 am

    Thank you that helped me a lot.

  3. DoubleKK Kids on January 13, 2023 at 2:29 am

    It has been awhile since this video has been made, do you still like to use Weldbond ? I really like your videos, they are very informative and easy to understand. Great job, Thank You.

  4. Devil Soul on January 13, 2023 at 2:30 am

    You are amazing 👏 thanks a lot !

  5. Ensign Cthulhu on January 13, 2023 at 2:31 am

    0:23 – Being this as it may, and notwithstanding the results of the smash test, why do I not trust wood glue? Where does this distrust originate from?

  6. ME First on January 13, 2023 at 2:31 am


  7. Just Magic Mostly on January 13, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Yo, where do you get that glue bot?

  8. Evangelia Fragkou on January 13, 2023 at 2:32 am

    which glue are u using in the part that u smash everything but the glue still remains there?

  9. Anestis on January 13, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Besides being educational it is very pleasing to watch your series!! Too bad some of the products are not available in Greece.

    Thanx for the video and keep up the good work 🙂

  10. Tommy on January 13, 2023 at 2:33 am

    Thanks for a good video. I don’t think it is easy to use glue recommendations based on brand names. If possible, it would be more useful to know the TYPE of glue that is applied in each situation.

  11. Makin Cash on January 13, 2023 at 2:33 am

    How does weld bond hold up against humity?

  12. Dora Explora on January 13, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Seriously. Any descent PVA glue works really well for 99.999% of wood and paper projects. Slow setting (a week) two-pak epoxy in a doweled joint for load bearing and or critical joints. Always held by a S/S counter sunk screw. I really hate those expanding glues as they can ruin a job and require far more post cleanup.
    One screw you didn’t mention is the Tech Screw. Self drilling.

  13. Olivier Suire on January 13, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Does bio-degradable wood glue exist ?

  14. Time for Wakey Wakey on January 13, 2023 at 2:37 am

    i love the way you always introduce microjig

  15. JZ S on January 13, 2023 at 2:38 am

    thanks for your videos! really good and informative.. when/ how about how to use a glue gun?

  16. Borys Koba on January 13, 2023 at 2:38 am

    Great video. End grain to edge gluing more complex than video indicates, for larger projects. I used laminated white oak (very open grain), for about 30" table top, with a frame" of 4" walnut on the ends. Joint blew apart due to expansion/contraction of white oak grain with humidity/temperature changes – about 1/8". Best approach is to use a spline on the edge.

  17. Dinosaur Sr on January 13, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Thanks. Very helpful. I would suggest if any glues need adequate ventilation. Yellow would glue seems fine in enclosed areas.

  18. Norman Merrill on January 13, 2023 at 2:41 am


  19. ALLUPINYA on January 13, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Im glued to my screen 😆…no really somebody HELP!!

  20. Chris Dios on January 13, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Glue is the most hated part of woodworking for me

  21. #ITzKORBOON on January 13, 2023 at 2:43 am

    you make great videos

  22. Adam Spooner on January 13, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Great video as usual Steve. Thanks!

  23. Rasmus Grove on January 13, 2023 at 2:43 am

    I see a lot of people suggesting using a damp cloth for removing the wet glue. It works, but i find that a bucket of water and a sponge works a lot better. Try it

  24. bobbg on January 13, 2023 at 2:44 am

    You buy your glue by the gallon,
    Well you really can’t use it from the gallon container, so most people refill smaller holders, and use acid brushes to paint the glue on.
    I’ve got a tip for you how to save some money buying glue containers
    First off your only going to use a 1/4 cup of glue at any one time, so why not use jello cups , my wife buys a lot of dole jello cups wash them out and reuse them for glueups no big deal if the glue sets up in one, just throw it away it was free anyway, but ive found out by accident today if you eat stax potato chips from lays the yellow lids fit onto the dole jello cups like it was Tupperware, perfect to keep a small amount of glue from. Drying out overnight or if you run off for lunch.
    Hey the lids are free also these are items you’d put in the recycling bin or in the trash. Why not use them yourself, you could fill an empty water bottle with glue
    Why spend 20 bucks on some plastic container to hold glue when you just emptied a soda bottle made of plastics it even has a lid. My pont is you can spend your money on Tools or more wood.
    Be thrifty .

    This message was an unsponcerd tip
    Eat chips and jello at your own risk.
    Just rembef you are what you eat, and if you’ve even moved jello it keeps moving after you’ve set it down.

  25. Hue Janus on January 13, 2023 at 2:44 am

    A glue joint is usually stronger than the wood, but those 2x’s that you hammered apart wouldn’t have come apart that easily with 2 or 3 screws installed instead of just the glue. Although, glued joints look much better than lag bolting a coffee table together.

  26. The Morning WoodWorker on January 13, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Awesome video, Steve. But you missed a great opportunity. At about 4:54 you mentioned using a brad nailer to act as clamps during the bonding process. And how brads leave visible holes to deal with later. Although this is not a gluing technique, it is a great tip to hide those nail holes.

    I’m sure you know this tip. But you may have some viewers who don’t. Add a small drop of wood glue to the nail holes and run an orbital sander over the area. As it sands, it forces the sand particles into the nail holes and covers them completely. And because you are sanding the piece with holes in it, the matches the wood shade perfectly.

    Thanx for your great videos, Steve. I watch them all.

  27. Logan McGuire on January 13, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Does wood glue effectively bond wood that’s been stained?

  28. Robert Dufour on January 13, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Excellent information! Thank you!

  29. Prince Duncan on January 13, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Hello Sir, it’s Prince, one of your viewer from Liberia. If I want a panel of 24” is it OK to glue together two 12”or four 6”? Goes size matter in glue up?

  30. Robert Onraet on January 13, 2023 at 2:50 am

    Hi there Steve, I often wonder why, in many of these videos, the quantity of glue placed on the desired joint is beyond copious, to the extent that there is a HUGE amount of squeeze out. Why so much?

  31. GH1618 on January 13, 2023 at 2:50 am

    Long ago, I learned that contact cement was the thing to use for applying laminates, but I don’t like it. Several years ago I needed to put laminate on MDF and I decided to use Roo Glue. It worked out perfectly. It doesn’t lock in place like contact cement, when wet, and when dry the excess that oozes out just rubs off. That’s the thing to use, but now Roo makes wood glue as well, so you have to get the right one.

  32. Hungry Hubby on January 13, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Excellent information. Turned me on to Weldbond.

  33. William Baumann III on January 13, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Dave Ramsey is good for money
    Steve Ramsey is good for glue!

  34. Walnut Creek Woodworks of Jackson County, WV on January 13, 2023 at 2:53 am

    I have a few types of glue, however, I’ve used Elmer’s glue for 60+ years.

  35. Contessa Adella on January 13, 2023 at 2:57 am

    Fact: Though you’ll see almost all woodworking channels screw and glue everything…in most cases glue alone is more than adequate for area contact surfaces and low to moderate stressed parts. Modern brand name glues are the product of highly developed R&D, and stronger than the wood itself.

  36. Rasmus Schultz on January 13, 2023 at 2:59 am

    6:32 real question: reinforcing with screws, how does this help? You’ve already shown the glue is stronger than the wood – and screws are obviously even stronger than that, but the weakest part is still the wood, right? For that matter, do I even need to bother with complex joinery? I’ve seen cajon kits, for example, with no joinery, and all you do is glue them together. Are we just overkilling it with all the screws and joinery?? 🤔

  37. Halloween Specialist on January 13, 2023 at 3:01 am

    Steve I’m just a bit of a shop hacker in wood working and don’t have much space in my garage shop but I do appreciate all of your help . Most of my projects are for Halloween or Christmas props , but each time I watch one of your videos I’m learning something .Thank You ARNOLD.

  38. Marah Fanning on January 13, 2023 at 3:02 am

    How do you remove glue from a broken joint (so you can re-glue)?

  39. Lincoln Dickerson on January 13, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Often to spread the glue I just put it on one piece then put it on the mating surface pull it off again and see if there glue everywhere. Most times it is. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  40. LykeArgy on January 13, 2023 at 3:10 am

    0:25 literally everyone says this, but what after a year or 5, how does the glue stand then? i haven’t seen any long term experiments to show that wood glue stays that strong after certain ammount of time

  41. AG PEAK60TH on January 13, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Did he hit his Knee???

  42. Howard Hakon on January 13, 2023 at 3:13 am

    haha funny 😀

  43. Kenneth Ung on January 13, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Old video, but still gold.
    Very details and helpful. Thank you Steve.

  44. Chris Moody on January 13, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Only comment I got is; I let the glue partially dry and remove excess with a chisel or scraper. Finger wiping is forbidden, it smears the glue all over the place. If you must wipe, wipe it with a damp rag or sponge.

  45. Kenny Martin on January 13, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Weldbond does homedepot have it

  46. Ryan Kennedy on January 13, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Great one!

  47. Mark Brice on January 13, 2023 at 3:16 am

    Quick question: which glue would be best for gluing an end strip onto a piece of wood finished with tung oil (i.e. tung oil w varnish)?

  48. Gerry S on January 13, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Is there an advantage to dampening wood slightly before gluing hardwoods? I have been told that really dry wood doesn’t absorb the glue quickly enough (something about surface tension) before it sets.
    Thanks for a great video!

  49. Mike Penna on January 13, 2023 at 3:22 am

    I’m trying to take apart a wood project on which I used Titebond. Second (or third) hand I learned that I can use a mixture of water, vinegar and acetone to do the job. I’ve tried but been unsuccessful. Maybe I’m not using the right proportions? Have you ever heard of this, and if so have you heard of the right proportions to use? Thanks!!

  50. Tony yates on January 13, 2023 at 3:24 am

    To hide nail or screw holes, I mix glue with sawdust from the same wood and fill in the holes.