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Old 02-08-2019, 06:52 PM
nikpearson nikpearson is offline
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Default Titebond Extend

Iíve recently made up a set of binding and purfling strips using Titebond Extend. This was ebony with a combination of three very fine 0.3mm veneers at the bottom of the binding strip.

These ebony binding plus triple veneer bent remarkably easily on a traditional bending iron using little or no water. Titebond Extend is meant to be the most heat resistant of their aliphatic glues and I certainly found it superior to Titebond Original or II.

Have also found that using a homemade miniature bending strap - just a small piece of sprung steel - reduces the risk of breaking the binding by supporting the back of the binding strip and helping keep the heat within the wood.
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