Jump to content

Voting for August 2019's Guitar Of The Month is now open!
VOTE HERE

Ljbarbeau

Noob Glue Question... White Vs Yellow?

Recommended Posts

Just wondering, I have 1 gallon of titebond's white glue. I already glued my mahogany body blank with it. But now I'm starting to second guess myself. I know everybody here loves titebond's wood glue (yellow).

Is the white stuff good enough? Should I change from now on and use only the yellow stuff? Even worst, should I redo my body blank with titebond 1?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a controversial question, but my vote is to start using the yellow Titebond I (original) from here on out and leave your body blank alone. It should be fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just wondering, I have 1 gallon of titebond's white glue. I already glued my mahogany body blank with it. But now I'm starting to second guess myself. I know everybody here loves titebond's wood glue (yellow).

Is the white stuff good enough? Should I change from now on and use only the yellow stuff? Even worst, should I redo my body blank with titebond 1?

the white glue should be fine. Most woodworkers of any calibre will tell you that they use white glue when the outside temp is above 80+ degrees, The reason is, it has a longer working/set time than the yellow. That also translates to longer clamping times. Otherwise, in most stress tests of proper glue joints there is not that much difference. I use both depndng on the wood type and temp.

:)

MK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ash, light oak, alder are good for white. Another reason is the glue line is not as pronouced with white glue on light colored woodsas the yellow is. White glue usually dries almost clear.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And as long as you have good clamp pressure and adequate cure time either one used in a glue joint will always be stronger than the wood itself... you can do tests with scraps to test this... the wood will break in the grain before the glue joint.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed on the above. I would add that the quality of your join matters more than the glue. Even a cheap simple carpenter's glue off the cheap shelf at the import store (that is appropriate for hardwoods of course) used on a well-prepared join will outperform a quality glue on a bad one. The "quality" of a glue does not make up for the inadequacy of basic joinery work.

In that respect, Titebond white glue in comparison to Titebond I (or II, III, etc.) will have no major difference if your joinery work is fine and your clamping pressure was adequate. Hell, you could probably use jam and and get a reasonable glue join if your planing and clamping is up to snuff. :-D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...