How to Glue Wood Without Clamps

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This tip couldn't get any simpler. I have a video demonstrating it so if you would like to see it action here it is:

Now onto the tip itself...

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Step 1: The Tip

Wood glue as you know is very strong but it can take a long time to set up. We often need to use clamps to hold the pieces together while the glue dries. If we don't have clamps or the shape isn't possible to be clamped this tip should hopefully help.

Still use wood glue for its strength but also add super glue for its fast setting time. Super glue is very strong hen gluing wood but it is more than strong enough hold the pieces together while the wood glue dries.

Simply apply the wood glue leaving small gaps, then add a couple of dabs of super glue in the gaps. Hold the pieces together for about 10 seconds and there you have it. No need for clamps. I demonstrate in the video just how strong the hold is after a few seconds.

I also thought a great application for this would be for adding moulding to wood. Instead of using brad nails, use a few dabs of super glue and wood glue instead.

I hope you find this tip helpful. I'm sure there will be many applications where this is useful.

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    3 years ago

    hi please be aware this will only work with adhesives which don't 'foam' as they set like for example Gorilla Glue. Foaming adhesives need to be clamped to prevent the pieces from being forced apart during the curing process.