August 22 – 25, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA


Rx for Gluing Wood: Practical
Tips and Troubleshooting Defects

Friday, August 26th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Session Code: MFG6

Location: B308 (located in Building B - Level 3)

Presented by: The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC

Speakers: Eugene Wengert, President: The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC and Jeff Pitcher, VP, Custom-Pak Adhesives

Poor gluing, including open glue joints, seem to be all too common, especially in the wintertime. This class will explain how the wood adhesives work and what can be done to diagnose and essentially eliminate all gluing failures. Some of the gluing issues discussed include open joints, sunken joints, raised joints, arcing in RF presses, veneer gluing, bag presses and pressure. This is very practical and very specific and full of practical hints and tips. We could probably talk all day, so we will allow time for questions.

About the Speakers: 


Gene Wengert, known as “The Wood Doctor,” began writing his column “Ask the Wood Doctor” in 1978 for FDM & Cabinetmaker. He is president of THE WOOD DOCTOR’S RX, LLC. Wengert provides practical training and manufacturing analyses on-site for the wood products industry. He is the author of eight practical books and has published over 400 articles relating to the wood products industry.  



Jeff Pitcher has been part of the adhesives industry for over 20 years. He began his career in sales and marketing for Custom-Pak Adhesives in Newark, Ohio in 1995. In 2001 he took over operations at CP Industries in Clifton, New Jersey where he ran the production facility until 2012. In 2012 he rejoined CP Adhesives in Newark as Vice President. He is the technical adviser to Woodweb's adhesive forum and is active on various committees in WMMA and AWFS. In addition to his role as VP he works as a manufacturer's representative for a number of companies in the wood products industry. He is a private pilot, motorcycle enthusiast and avid reader. He recently took up long distance walking as a new hobby.