Gluing and Clamping

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  • Adhere Ceramic Tile to Wood

    Adhere Ceramic Tile to Wood

    By creating a kitchen trivet, George Vondriska demonstrates a simple woodworking tip for adhering ceramic tile to a piece of wood. He recommends applying a coat of HiPURformer Advanced Bonding System to the underside of the tile substrate. After the hot glue cools, it will keep the tile and wood together up to a temperature…

  • Tips for Large Carcass Assembly

    Tips for Large Carcase Assembly

    George Vondriska demonstrates the proper way to assemble a melamine carcase that he will turn into a cabinet for the bathroom in his home. Using an 18-volt compact Bosch drill and driver, George teaches you the step-by-step woodworking process for drilling and screwing the individual pieces together.

  • Clamping Cauls from Scrap 2x4s

    Clamping Cauls from Scrap 2x4s

    Make big glue ups a cinch with clamping cauls made from scrap 2x4s. For cabinet cases and edge banding, you can’t beat clamping cauls to make glue ups go faster and to spread clamping pressure evenly. These shop assistants allow you to do bigger glue ups with fewer clamps. Shop Made Clamping Cauls There’s no…

  • Wood Glue Tips: Keep Your Glue Running

    Wood Glue Tips: Keep Your Glue Running

    Every woodworker knows how frustrating it can be when you need glue but it just won’t come out of the bottle. Spike Carlsen teaches you wood glue tips and how to craft a quick fix for this problem by simply drilling three holes into a small wooden block so the glue is ready when you…

  • Protect Inside Corners from Glue Squeeze Out

    Protect Inside Corners from Glue Squeeze Out

    Glue squeeze out can be an annoying problem when it happens in the corners of your woodworking project, so Spike Carlsen teaches you two easy tricks that you can use to protect your piece. The first involves simply applying masking tape to the edges where glue might squeeze out, so the glue squeezes onto the…

  • Use Old Credit Cards to Spread Glue

    Use Old Credit Cards to Spread Glue

    The most common ways to spread glue onto your woodworking projects are with your index finger or a brush, but you may not know that you can also neatly spread glue with your old unwanted credit cards. Spike Carlsen teaches you how to make this simple tool using pinking shears to cut off the side…

  • Bent Lamination

    Stopped-Cut Bent Lamination

    My family lives in Northern Michigan, where we get tons of snow. While we love to cross country ski in the woods, we also like to go for walks out on the snow-covered road. I wanted to pull my two-and-a-half year old daughter in something a bit more stylish than an orange or red plastic…

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  • Preventing Clamp Scars

    Preventing Clamp Scars

    You may just have found a new home for your old, worn out socks. Dave Munkittrick gives a quick and handy woodworking tip to prevent clamp scars that can damage your wood. Socks can help avoid the crippling effects that hand clamps are liable to have on your woodworking projects.

  • Repair Veneer

    Repair Veneer on an Antique

    A recent restoration job required that I replace the badly damaged oak veneer on the top of an antique table. The piece was an old salesman sample of a sewing table. Back in the day,salesmen would bring these scale models on sales calls. This sample was from the White Sewing Company but the quartersawn white…

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  • Using the Correct Clamps for Edge-to-Edge Glue Ups

    Using the Correct Clamps for Edge-to-Edge Glue Ups

    Choose the right clamp for the job. Edge-to-edge glue ups are best done with certain style of clamps. George Vondriska covers some of your options, including parallel jaw clamps, pipe clamps and bar clamps.