Re: Glue for cedar strip boat
I think that Bob Smalser's point is that discussions like this create recommendations that tend to get applied more widely than they should, hence the bits about chair legs and edge gluing.
In a totally sealed strip boat you might be able to 'glue' it up with chewing gum, provided the fiberglass never leaked == but that's not a good general adhesive for boatbuilding.
For example, folks on this forum recommended that I use Weldwood resin to glue up the two DF 2x4's for my mast.
I didn't get either the required clamping pressure, temperature, or both = so the glue failed at the base. So knowing that I couldn't overglue that adhesive, I cleaned it out and reglued with epoxy (which I would have used in the first place).
Last edited by Thorne; 05-22-2008 at 05:59 PM.
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