Which is the best all round glue to use please
Really? Have they changed the formulation? If so, I must get some new stuff, mine is a big bucket I bought years ago! (Hence the Cascamite label). It states that open time is 3 hours and curing time 6 hours. Personally I've found the 3 hour open claim to be vastly over-optimistic, but if it can be "kicked around the workshop" in half an hour, that would be an improvement, provided that the open time isn't just a couple of minutes as well.Espedair Street":30i2nltm said:Extramite is a powdered glue (mix with water) with a reasonable open time and pretty quick cure time - as in 'kick around workshop within half hour' - useful if time's short, or you're fed up of glueing up and having to wait 24 hours to move on to next stage.
the only thing I'm not sure about this is...original yellow glue was the traditional carpenters glue, but i did hear that a lot of the modern yellow glues were just PVA (white) with some yellow dye. I don't recall if that rumour applied to titebond, or was just a general warning about yellow glues. You got any insight on that?Philly":32zdp9px said:Widget
I use "Norms" glue-original Titebond, the yellow one. It dries quickly and doesn't seem to have as much "creep" as the white PVA's. Also it is easy to remove squeeze-out.
I've had it a lot longer than 3 years, I can assure you!Espedair Street":2zkqof6b said:i was under the impression it had a limited shelf life, even in powder form!