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Old 26th April 2004, 05:06 AM   #1
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Default Speaker Box Glue - Suggestions pls

Hello All,

Just a quickie here:

What glue do you recommend for assembly of a subwoofer cabinet.

I was going to use Araldite (the slow drying stuff) ... an epoxy two part glue, but then it has been suggested that I should use:

a.) Weldbond ... a sort of souped up PVA glue (Canadian origin?)
b.) Common old Aquadhere - a garden variety PVA glue.

These are the main options I have here in Australia.

Any recommendations please,

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Use yellow wood glue. It dries quickly, is water resistant, cheap, and forms a bond stronger than the wood itself.
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Agreed. The only advantage of using the new poly glues is their expanding nature which is beneficial for filling in misaligned cuts. Other than that they are messy and hard to work with.
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Sniff sniff i smell glue.. opps i don't think i should be sniffing glue : O )

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Old 26th April 2004, 07:07 AM   #6
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Default Yellow Wood Glue?

Demonstrating my lack of knowledge here, but the only yellow glue I know of is Selleys Contact Cement - yellow, smells gorgeous (!!), but is a contact glue.

What are the names of the stuff(s) you use?

The other one that I forgot to mention is Selley's Liquid Nails ... smells nice and solventy, and can be used as a normal glue or as a contact adhesive ... not yellow though, more of a brown colour. Could that be what you mean?

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Old 26th April 2004, 01:41 PM   #7
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Here the typical brands are Titebond (my favorite), Weldbond, and good ol' Elmer's Carpenters Glue.

http://www.titebond.com/
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I'm not in the U.S. either and the only brand here is Lanco. It says it's an alphatic resin. The yellow is water resistant and the white isn't. Use it liberally and wipe off the excess with a wet cloth quickly because it stains the wood.
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Old 26th April 2004, 04:31 PM   #9
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George mate,

what ya after is Selley's Aquadhere or any other regular ol "PVA glue"

The bonds are stronger than MDF itself so nothing to worry about. I know, coz I broke a butt joint on purpose- the MDF snapped but the glue remained.

You could also try Selley's "Woodworker's Choice Cross-linking PVA glue"

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It's also what I used as veneering glue.
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Old 27th April 2004, 06:04 AM   #10
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Thanks to everyone.

I have some Weldbond and lots of Aquadhere, all in nice new condition. Will go with the Weldbond (supplemented with Aquadhere should I run out) for my first effort, especially given the mystery of "yellow wood glue".

Lots of good information and gratefully received.

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