hi barry, (i think i got the icon right this time.) i have a dansk salad bowl that has come unglued on one seam. i read recently that they were originally joined w/ an epoxy. do you know if this is the best way to make the repair or will yellow wood glue be o.k.? thanks. jonathan/recyklotron
I received the following info from Shannon and Sue at the ModHaus. They were kind enough to share the info.
quote:Yellow wood glue would not be o.k. because it is water soluble.
We recommend synthetic glue as most carpenter's glues and hyde glues are water soluble.
If the bowl has seen use since becoming delaminated, we'd recommend cleaning the exposed inner surfaces of the joint by carefully by scraping any mineral oil deposits with a razor blade (use back side to scrape along the edge, not the cutting side as this may gouge the wood.)
After this, use a piece of fine sand paper to clean both sides of any remaining residue, being careful to maintain the straight edge of the join without rounding the edges.
There are a number of strong sythentic glues (Gorilla Glue, epoxy etc.) which are fairly nontoxic for this purpose, although be sure to clean any that squeezes out when the joint is closed with a piece of steel wool and some mineral oil.
For bonding, we recommend a ratchet type strap clamp which can be purchased at a good woodworking supply house. But two pipe clamps will also work. Just be sure to use blocks of a soft wood like pine so that the jaws of the clamp do not mar the teak surface.
Let dry for 2-3 days (we find it generally takes at least this long for the glue to cure due to the oils in the pores of the finished teak.)
Lastly, give the entire bowl a light oiling with mineral oil or food safe butcher's block oil, wipe away excess and polish with a dry cloth or paper towel and your bowl should be ready to serve for years to come.
Barry Bryant GOMOD.COM :: bringing modern design home
[This message was edited by Barry on April 02, 2002 at 10:41 AM.]