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I am building a set of kitchen cabinets from black walnut. I have been told that due to the oil in the wood that I should clean the gluing surfaces with acetone before gluing. Is this true ? Can anyone comment on this ?
I've built projects out of walnut before and i didn't have any problem gluing it up. However if you are concerned your wood is too oily you can use acetone to wipe the surface down. It dries quickly so it shouldn't add to much extra time to your prject and it will give you the peace of mind you are looking for.
Black Walnuts can really be oily but it's not necessary that you wipe it out with acetone. That can be a quick fix though if you are having a hard time dealing with the wood, I mean holding it and making sure it is in place. I use the regular TB 2 without wiping it with acetone and it works pretty well. Our cabinet is still up and running in good condition until now. :)