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Re: Scarf joint glues
Posted by Laszlo on Jul 26, 2007
I think Kurt Maurer once admitted to that very action. I should let him tell the story, but I believe that he also glassed both sides of the wood after assembly.
Using carpenters' glues requires that water never ever gets into the joint, that the stress on the joint do not exceed the strength of the glue and that there are no gaps in the joint. The carpenters' glues which you mentioned are not gap-filling (while Gorilla Glue does expand, it's a fizzy, non-structural expansion), but epoxy glue is.
So the safest thing is to wait for the epoxy, but you could get away with with it if you're careful and can make a tight joint.
In Response to: Scarf joint glues by Kyle Lindstrom on Jul 26, 2007