Gluing and Clamping

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    Tips for a Perfect Panel Glue Up

    When you need wide pieces for a project and don’t want to use sheet stock, man made material, you’ll be doing a panel glue up; gluing pieces edge to edge. There are a handful of things that need to happen to create a successful edge to edge glue up. A well constructed panel glue up… Read more »

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    How to Prevent Troublesome, Slippery Glue Joints

    Woodworkers use glue on nearly every project, and any woodworker who has applied clamping pressure to their joinery knows all about slippery glue joints. Just when you get everything aligned, and start to snug up the clamping pressure, the slippery glue joints start to float and all the care that you took getting everything dialed… Read more »

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    Solutions for Gluing on Edge Banding With Clamps

    Lots of projects call for some kind of edge banding. The edge banding might be thin pieces you’re applying to European style cabinet cases, slightly larger pieces you’re applying to the edge of a shelf to make it more rigid, or exceptionally thick pieces being added to a bar or table edge. All of these… Read more »

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    Furniture Leg Repair – How to Fix a Broken Leg

    Once people know that you do woodworking, they probably ask you if you can fix broken furniture, like a furniture leg repair that recently came into George’s shop. While every repair is different, here are some tips that will help you the next time a repair comes into your shop. Them’s the breaks Your first… Read more »

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    Dovetail Drawer Assembly Clamping Blocks

    Half blind dovetailed drawers are great, but clamping the joints properly can be challenging. Using clamping blocks that apply pressure exactly where the dovetail pins and tails join is crucial. These simple-to-make clamping blocks do the trick. I’ll show you how to make a batch with just a few machine setups. Once you’re done you’ll… Read more »

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    Making Strong Mitered Corners

    If you’ve used mitered corners on any of your woodworking projects, like a picture frame, you may have been concerned about getting enough glue strength in the joint. Here’s a dirt simple trick for making sure you get all the strength you need in your miter joints. What’s the problem? The problem with mitered corners… Read more »

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    Measuring Wood Glue Assembly Time

    Woodworking adhesives are not created equal, and because of this I use several different glues, based upon manufacturer’s guidance as well as my own assumptions and experience about how each glue performs in certain circumstances. There are a number of criteria that help me decide which glue bottle to reach for in a given situation,… Read more »

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    6 Tips for Cleaning Up Glue Squeeze-Out

    Whenever you clamp a woodworking project together, some glue is bound to squeeze out between the pieces. Tom Caspar shows you six ways to minimize the mess.

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    Using Contact Adhesive

    Contact adhesive is the preferred adhesive for adhering plastic laminate to a substrate. But the way contact adhesive is used is different from most other adhesives. If you don’t apply it correctly, you won’t have good adhesion. Check out these contact adhesive tips to make sure that once your laminate gets stuck, it stays stuck.

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    How to Attach a Cabinet Face Frame to a Cabinet

    One challenge woodworkers face as they learn how to build cabinets is gluing the cabinet face frame to the case. A cabinet face frame is the wood fixed to the front of a cabinet case–sometimes called a carcase, which hides the edges of the case and provides the fixing point for doors and other external… Read more »