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Forum topic by holsterguy posted 11-08-2018 02:21 AM 286 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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holsterguy

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11-08-2018 02:21 AM

I’m almost to the point of building the drawers for a dresser I’m making. My old brain must be on vacation, cause I can’t figure out how to finish them.
I’m going to be using water base analine dye on the oak fronts, and want the sides natural.
Would glue stick to the water base dye good enough that I could dye the fronts prior to assembly, or is there a better way to do it?
Thanks


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#1 posted 11-08-2018 02:27 AM

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#2 posted 11-08-2018 02:46 AM

I don’t let finish get on areas that need to be glued.

-- Aj

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#3 posted 11-08-2018 02:49 AM

I’ve made toys with parts of different colors and then glued together. They so far have remained glued together after children playing with them so I don’t think you will have any problem with your drawers. Children can put a lot of stress on the toys. Broke an axle or two but not the glue joints.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#4 posted 11-08-2018 03:15 AM

I would make the boxes and just apply the fronts. I’m probably lazy though.

I don’t think WB aniline dyes have any binder in them so you should be ok. I could be wrong.

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#5 posted 11-08-2018 05:02 AM

If this is dye and not a shellac, wax or poly, then you should be ok. But I would myself then sand or scrape the area of the glue, to be on the safe side.

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#6 posted 11-08-2018 01:42 PM

Probably be OK, but how about making a test. Put some dye on some pieces of scrap, glue them, and then see what it takes to break them apart. Please report back.

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#7 posted 11-08-2018 02:10 PM

It will work just fine, as long as you are use dye, not stain.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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holsterguy

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#8 posted 11-08-2018 11:30 PM

Thanks a lot guys! Yes, it’s definately dye. From Moser, mix one packet in one quart of hot water.
Never thought of doing a test run to see what happens. Lord knows I have plenty of scrap test pieces when I set upmy homemade jig!

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#9 posted 11-09-2018 01:50 AM

I would also do a small test to be certain that the dye doesn’t bleed, either during the glue up or with the finish application. It probably won’t, but it would be a shame to find out too late in the game.

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#10 posted 11-09-2018 01:57 AM

Sounds like a good idea, thanks!

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