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 Post subject: Re: Side Laminating jig
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:06 pm 
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I use West system epoxy. I have found that drying the veneers before laminating adds to the stability. I leave the sides in the form for several days to a week until the epoxy is fully cured. Very little to no spring back even if the sides sit on the shelf for months. I do get some "bleed through " with epoxy, but since I pore fill with epoxy this is not a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Side Laminating jig
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:14 pm 
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I'd use West or Unibond. I prefer Unibond because it dries like glass and doesn't bleed through. The downside is that the resin only comes in large quantity and has a shelf-life.


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 Post subject: Re: Side Laminating jig
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Both West Systems epoxy and Unibond 800 will bleed through depending on the porosity of the wood. But they both have thickeners or additives that you add to make the glue more viscous and will bleed through less. I did a bunch of test sides with both glues and I could tell little difference in the resulting pieces. I finally settled on the epoxy due to the ability to use an epoxy pore filler that hides bleed throughs, as Clay mentioned.


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