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need help with a bad glue up

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Feb 22, 2006.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I have a 1/8" top on a 1-1/2" Hard Ash base the glue used is tightbond 1 A few places along the edge it didn't glue flat to the Ash. I have heard about using heat. Is that correct? I do have a heat gun. Do I just heat the areas up where the top isn't joined then clamp again or?

    Thanks
     
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    nobody? :confused:
     
  3. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Maybe try an clothes iron on low heat with a little steam..
     
  4. I've had this problem before. Steam is what you use. I used steam and an old table knife to remove the top. I've also removed edge glueups this way. For steam I use one of those household things to remove wrinkles from clothing. Conair makes the one I use. If you're gonna use a clothes iron, please use a wet rag between it and your wood. And keep the rag wet!
     
  5. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Thanks. Can I just steam it a bit then re-clamp?
     
  6. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
  7. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Thanks. So you removed it? Do you think I can soften it and re-clamp?