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I'm wondering if there is a spray on adhesive that will work for wood working. It seems that such a product would be good for face jointing in that it would be so much easier to apply to large surfaces than plain old yellow glue. I know that they make the spray on for arts and crafts but don't know how it would work on wood.

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I have used the 3M spray on adhesive many times with great results, but not for laminating 2 pieces of wood. I bet it would probably do pretty well.

It has contact cement like qualities, so it would probably be great for formica.
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Jerry, I've used spray-on adhesive several times; but have found it really tends to get a clogged nozzle much more so than many other aerosols - which can often ruin the remainder of the contents of said can. I make a habit of clearing spray nozzles by inverting the can, and even have been known to take-off the nozzle and put-it-on a can of WD40 and spray that through the nozzle just to clear the nozzle, then put the adhesive nozzle back on its original can. I have given-up on spray adhesive, but do save and use clear plastic of sufficient stiffness to use as kind-of-a squeegee to spread glue. I use almost exclusively TiteBond Glues - they have served me well for many years. If you're thinking about using Gorilla Glue (it is super-strong) you need to study to ascertain expansion won't ruin your project. It has, in some situations; been known to expand and render joints useless, but it is super-strong and does have its right places to be used. I hope this helps, have a nice weekend! Otis Guillebeau
P.S. There are some new silicone glue "brushes" on the market, they are quite inexpensive and look to me like they would work well, but I should say, I am yet to use those, but will certainly add them to my next order from Peachtree Woodworking Supply.

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Jerry, I've used spray-on adhesive several times; but have found it really tends to get a clogged nozzle much more so than many other aerosols - which can often ruin the remainder of the contents of said can. I make a habit of clearing spray nozzles by inverting the can, and even have been known to take-off the nozzle and put-it-on a can of WD40 and spray that through the nozzle just to clear the nozzle, then put the adhesive nozzle back on its original can. I have given-up on spray adhesive, but do save and use clear plastic of sufficient stiffness to use as kind-of-a squeegee to spread glue. I use almost exclusively TiteBond Glues - they have served me well for many years. If you're thinking about using Gorilla Glue (it is super-strong) you need to study to ascertain expansion won't ruin your project. It has, in some situations; been known to expand and render joints useless, but it is super-strong and does have its right places to be used. I hope this helps, have a nice weekend! Otis Guillebeau
P.S. There are some new silicone glue "brushes" on the market, they are quite inexpensive and look to me like they would work well, but I should say, I am yet to use those, but will certainly add them to my next order from Peachtree Woodworking Supply.

Thanks Otis,
Like you, when using the spray adhesive that I on matting photos, the nozzle does clog as you say. Now after reading your post I am abandoning my thinking on the spray adhesive and will try the glue that you and others have had such good luck with. To date the only glue that I have used is the stuff that I buy at the local hardward and it has done a good job but I want to try the Titebond.

Thanks again, by the way, I am interested in you new gun cabinet but this is not the place to talk guns. I lived in a house once many years ago that had a hidden gun cabinet built into the wall in a den, pretty neat set up.

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I wouldn't use the spray stuff for gluing boards together either. Spray glue is a surface bond and regular wood glues soak into the grain a bit for a better bond. The spray glue would be okay for gluing cloth to the inside of a box or for attaching paper designs onto template material. The Titebonds are good. Weldbond is also very good and dries clear.

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I wouldn't use the spray stuff for gluing boards together either. Spray glue is a surface bond and regular wood glues soak into the grain a bit for a better bond. The spray glue would be okay for gluing cloth to the inside of a box or for attaching paper designs onto template material.
I'm in complete agreement with Charles. Spray adhesives are (mainly) forms of contact adhesive and as such you not only get poor fibre to fibre adhesion, but in addition they can soften and move in service (it's called "creep"). They were developed to be used with materials such as Formica which don't necessarily expand and contract (or swell and shrink) at the same rate as the substrate to which they are glued and where a flexible joint line is a must

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