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Offline BJM9818

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Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« on: August 21, 2017, 01:52 PM »
Finishing up my plans for a Big Green Egg stand and found some 6/4 and 10/4 ipe for a "reasonable" price I may buy for the project. I'll be using my Domino XL and the Sipo tenons I think.  What glue should I use?  I may even chance it and use the new Domino mechanical connectors in a few spots.

I've done some work with Teak before. Will a wipe with acetone prior to glue up allow for a better bond? 

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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 03:23 PM »
I would use Titebond III myself.

I routinely use Titebond III and West system epoxy in various forms on all type of exotics everyday.

I never used acetone ever either,. I just glue withing hours of cutting. You can test it cut two scraps and glue them  together, Let them dry and the next day see if you can pull it apart, if you can maybe you need acetone. I never had any stock that needed an acetone wipe that was recently cut, Titebond III works very well with the exotics.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 07:16 PM by Dovetail65 »
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

Online kevinculle

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Re: Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 05:13 PM »
+1 for Titebond III and I also prefer to glue a freshly machined surface without wiping with a solvent.

Offline BJM9818

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Re: Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 08:30 PM »
Ok thanks. I use a lot of US Composites epoxy so I'll just use that. Similar to west systems but about 1/2 the price.


Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 11:27 PM »
A corworker tried to glue Ipe to make cutting boards, it didn't work.  I doubt he tried epoxy glue.  Keep the FOG informed with your findings. I am interested to know what works and what doesn't.
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Offline BJM9818

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Re: Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 11:47 PM »
A corworker tried to glue Ipe to make cutting boards, it didn't work.  I doubt he tried epoxy glue.  Keep the FOG informed with your findings. I am interested to know what works and what doesn't.

I may try it on a few small pieces before I build the entire grill stand.  Will also use some Kreg pocket screws to keep things together incase the glue fails.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 12:02 AM »
West Systems six10, make sure you wipe the Ipe with acetone before glueing.

Tom

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 05:44 AM »
West Systems six10, make sure you wipe the Ipe with acetone before glueing.

Tom
Is this or any epoxy food safe?
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2017, 08:09 AM »
West Systems six10, make sure you wipe the Ipe with acetone before glueing.

Tom
Is this or any epoxy food safe?

A question best answered by them. From their website;

"If you have questions about Six10 our Technical Advisors are on hand to answer. Just call 866-937-8797 toll-free."

Tom
« Last Edit: August 23, 2017, 09:47 PM by tjbnwi »

Offline BJM9818

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Re: Glueing Ipe for outdoor use
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 09:04 PM »
West Systems six10, make sure you wipe the Ipe with acetone before glueing.

Tom
Is this or any epoxy food safe?


A equation best answered by them. From their website;

"If you have questions about Six10 our Technical Advisors are on hand to answer. Just call 866-937-8797 toll-free."

Tom

Thanks Tom.  6/10 is probably a little more user friendly than the regular pump system. I may use my US composites stuff since I have 4-5 gallons floating around.

West System is an awesome company. When I was rebuilding my 233 formula they emailed me detailed plans on how to replace the transom of the boat and other technical advice. The guy dug up a 4 page pamphlet they published 7-10 years before.  Very helpful.