Shop Tip #043
© Frank Ford 2004; Photo by FF

When you're about to glue up a crack repair or any other job where the glue will have to fill some gaps and be visible, don't forget to add some color to the glue. It's always better to have the glue line looking a bit darker than the surrounding wood, and the closer you match the color the better. Regular powdered artist's pigments work well with most any glue, whether water soluble or catalyzed.