Makes glue joints more reliable than the wood.
This easy-to-use glue is designed for a production environment as well as the craftsman or
hobbyist, with a long working time to reduce waste and a simple fifty-fifty mixing ratio.
"My name is Jorge Palacios, I work the sculpture in wood for outdoors for
over fifteen years and I think that your adhesive Oak & Teak is a high quality solution for sculptors and carvers that require
advance preparation of a large size block. This great adhesive has allowed me, for its long curing time, to put with calm and
precision all the pieces which compose the block; something I can't do it with the majority of epoxy products. I'm also happy
because it's not only almost transparent but, by its nature, allows me to have a line of glue especially thin. I would
recommend to anyone who wanted to join woods difficult gluing or were considering using an adhesive for outdoor use. - Jorge Palacios www.jorgepalacios.es
Smith's Oak and Teak
Epoxy Glue™ will glue all oily hardwoods. It will also (with proper chemical
surface preparation) glue a wide variety of metals, glass, rubber and
plastic materials. The cured adhesive is completely waterproof and weatherproof.
Our expertise in
molecular engineering has allowed us to make Smith's Oak and Teak Epoxy
Glue largely from the natural resins of wood itself. That is why it can
dissolve the natural oils of oily hardwoods, and why it bonds all oily
hardwoods. Epoxy glues made from petrochemicals cannot do this.
Smith's Oak and
Teak Epoxy Glue is unaffected by the natural acids common to many woods,
which is why it bonds oak so readily. This is why it is the All Wood Glue.
Smith's Oak &
Teak Epoxy Glue is the 2004 upgraded version of All Wood Glue, whose technology
is based on our Tropical Hardwood Epoxy, a product famous for thirty years
of gluing any wood known to man or beast.
Smith's Oak and Teak Epoxy Glue is the newest generation of products from
Smith & Co., embodying the new Smith's Dual Synergistic Catalyst™,
a breakthrough in the control of epoxy resin curing. This new technology
not only gives a long working time, but a cure twice as fast as older-technology
products. In addition, it will bring about an absolutely dependable full
chemical cure at temperatures down to 28°F (-2°C). This is done
while maintaining the flexibility and toughness which has been a hallmark
of Smith & Co. epoxy adhesives from the beginning.
Smith's Oak and
Teak Epoxy Glue is intended to be mixed one-to-one by volume, and is forgiving
of minor mix ratio errors. Mixing by weight may be done at 10 parts A
to 12 parts B by weight.
The pot life [working time]
is three hours at 50°F, ninety minutes at 68° F, and 45 minutes
at 86°F. The corresponding times to reach full cure are 60 hours at
50°F, 30 hours at 68°F and 15 hours at 86°F. The underlying
principle is that chemical reaction rates double about every 18 Fahrenheit
For best results mix in one
container, transfer to a second container and mix again. Allow to sit
10 to 20 minutes before use, and allow to sit on wood joints with exposed
end grain or exceptional roughness for at least ten minutes before assembly.
Soft rubber pads under clamp faces will maintain an even pressure on the
joint as excess glue is squeezed out. High clamping pressure will crush
wood fibers directly under the clamps, leading to glue-starved joints
in those spots, as well as wood-under-stress, and glued assemblies of
highly stressed wood will readily fail. The reason for that is that the
shear strength of wood [cleavage or splitting] parallel to the grain is
very low. Gentle clamping, steam-bent or thin wood laminations and cross-grain
fasteners or tenons, all these contribute to a long-lasting glued wood
Smith's Epoxy Cleanup
Solvent™ will dissolve and clean up any epoxy glue before it has gelled.
Once cured, there is no cleanup solvent.
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