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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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Old 02-08-2019, 09:04 PM
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Thanks for all the replies. By steam bending, I meant using a bit of water on the binding, and bending on a heat pipe. I will try using the tightbond and bending without water first.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:34 PM
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Thanks for all the replies. By steam bending, I meant using a bit of water on the binding, and bending on a heat pipe. I will try using the tightbond and bending without water first.
You can still spray a little water on the piece - keep it mostly dry. (I originally thought you meant steam bending, as with a steam box like the ones used to bend serious pieces of wood - e.g. chair parts, etc...)
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:03 PM
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Tite Bond III(green) will hold as well as bend.Think waterproof gum.I have made a lot of perfling using it to glue up veneer sheets. Also glue sheets to 1/4" stock and then cut off bindings. Bends fine on pipe and steam bath.

Seems to have short shelf life.

Heard polyurathane glue cracks as bent. No experience.
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