Adhesives: Plastic resin glue

Reviewed by:
Scott Gibson, Contributing Editor
Weldwood plastic resin glue is a powder that's mixed with water. This pre-catalyzed urea formaldehyde adhesive has very long open times (it can sit in the mixing pot for four hours at 70 degrees F. and still be used) allowing for unhurried assembly of parts. It can be used to bond laminates to plywood and particleboard, and is recommended by the manufacturer for chopping blocks, cutting boards and furniture.

Clamping times are proportionately long ? 13 hours at 70 degrees F. Protective gear, including a respirator and gloves, should be used when mixing and applying the glue. In November 2004, a 1-lb. tub of the powder cost about $6.

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