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Gluing with the appropriate glues.

The most important thing about gluing is to remember that unless the surfaces to be glued are clean you'll only be gluing dust to dust, the glue must be made to adhere to the substrate of the surface to be glued.
Not to old glue, paint, dust, grease or anything else, as the join then would not be stronger then the adherence of the first layer of this to its surface.
In order to glue, it is imperative that the surfaces are cleaned properly, with a liquid, which dissolves in the glue to be used, or are mechanically cleaned to a fresh surface. (Sanding, scraping, planing, etc.)
The glue must stick to the surface without any tension, remember glue to the substrate not to dust or oil.
Different jobs need different glues so make sure you use the right one.
For woodwork there are different glues and each has its own properties here are the glues I recommend for their jobs;

Constructions; Strong epoxies such as T-88 or Araldite K 106.
After 30 years of use I have no complaints of the glue failing except in conditions where waterproof glues were necessary.
This is a strong and versatile glue which may be changed in color by use of pigments (except carbon black) or polyester colors, so that it matches the timber, paint or marble. For to be stained woodwork choose the finished color.
The glue is gap filling and most times strengthens the timber to be glued, this is especially important when regluing failed constructions or pieces with borer holes but please remove the dust.( vacuum or airduster )
Inserting metal or glass fibers into the timber to strengthen the construction is easy and makes constructions stronger than original.
Due to the glues inherent strength it allows you to glue parts together, with sloppy or missing construction, lining them up with clamps or masking tape and then insert the construction such as threaded rods later after drying.
The glue maybe wiped of with methylated spirits before hardening or mechanically removed this is made easier when the surfaces on which the glue is spilled, are waxed or in case of cracks edged with masking tape, masking tape can also be used to keep the glue from running while drying.
Because no excessive clamping is necessary while drying, jobs can be held in place or squared up, with masking tape. But remember try to keep the glue from running out of your construction while drying.

Joining Boards; Best Glue,Strong epoxies such as