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December 8, 2022
Pen Turners Christmas Party!!!

November 17, 2022

Location: Chesters on 281
Presentation: The Chemistry behind                                Titebond
Presenter: Bob Behnke

Bob Behnke is Franklin International’s Technical Service Manager for the Construction Division handling all technical aspects of the Titebond Branded product line of wood glues, construction adhesives, wood flooring adhesives and sealants.  At Franklin Bob manages a group tasked with handling all calls to the company’s 800 number along with technicians tasked with testing of competitive products and new substrates.  Bob has worked for over 30 years in the adhesives and sealants industry with experience in the development of emulsion polymers, scale up from bench to production of a range of adhesive technologies and development of breathable technology for organic and inorganic fabrics.

Class Description:


The class will cover the five steps for successful gluing.  From dry assembly to waiting for the glue to dry.  Wood glues can affect the wood as it is being assembled and being prepared in advance will eliminate costly joint failures and frustrating disassembly. The discussion will focus on the steps needed to use wood glues with ease, what to watch out for when the glue hits the wood and why failures occur.  We will also cover some frequently asked questions and why there are so many different wood glues.  Bring your gluing questions as this is a discussion, not just a presentation.

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It's that time of year again!!!

Don't forget to turn a pen for the giveaway!

Food will be ordered off the menu


                      conferencing software is what makes this exciting virtual event possible and is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, Android or iPhone.  This free software that is easy to use and you don't need a webcam to participate.  www.zoom.us

Our mission is to promote wood turning for the novice to the advanced turner.