I recently needed to glue wood together in a real hurry and tried a product called RapidFuse that didn't do too well. Annoyed, I decided to look for tests of the zillion wood glues now available so I could find something with a 15-minute set that works. It turns out I'm asking too much, really, but I did find Wood by Wright's incredibly exhaustive series of tests on dozens of different products. The overview video is embedded above; with more details for the thirsty and the 64-brand follow-up.
The data collected is presented in a single enormous spreadsheet at Google Docs.
The absolute best product depends on grain and exposure to the elements, but Elmer's Wood Glue Max [Amazon] is a clear winner for standard indoor woodworking projects with DAP Plastic Resin Glue [Amazon] winning if you're outdoors.
Uri Tuchman explains how to make a very tiny but realistic-looking mattress from a block of maple. “Don’t ask any questions,” says Uri. “We are going to carve a mattress, out of this.” It’s the perfect introduction to his channel, where he makes small, beautiful items with hand tools, many of which he made himself.
I don’t know why this exists, but I’m glad it does. I just want to know how it sounds, and how it plays! I guess I’ll have to visit Cranmer Guitars the next time I’m in Glasgow.
Pallet wood pencils. Genius!
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