• Pieces of wood
    2:52

    Seamless Leg Glue-Ups

    Many furniture projects feature legs or posts that require stock that is thicker than other components on the piece. It’s not uncommon to need a blank of material that starts out at anywhere from 1-1/2” to 5”. It’s expensive and impractical to maintain an inventory of leg stock in these massive dimensions for every wood…

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  • Gluing big wooden slab
    7:11

    Wood Glue Up: Gluing Big Slabs

    At some point in the adventures of most woodworkers you’ll encounter the need for a board that is wider than the stock that you have available, which means it’s time to perform a wood glue up. Don’t be intimidated, as it’s probably easier than you think to produce a strong, beautiful wood glue up that…

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  • Using jaw clamps
    4:55

    Benefits of Parallel Jaw Clamps

    If you’re working wood, you’re probably clamping parts together. That means you need to have good quality clamps in your shop. It’s really hard to beat the benefits of parallel jaw clamps. Why parallel jaw clamps? I tell you what. The feature I like the best about parallel jaw clamps is that the jaws stay…

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  • Using clamps
    2:53

    Tips for Clamping Miters with Increased Pressure

    Even veteran woodworkers can find it challenging to establish solid clamping pressure when gluing up mitered projects such as picture frames or mitered face frames. Clamping miters is tricky because if you use any traditional clamping approach, the clamping pressure that you apply will immediately force the miters to slide out of alignment. Therefore, if…

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  • Cleaning glue squeeze-out
    3:28

    How to Clean Glue Squeeze-Out

    If you’re putting woodworking projects together, you’re going to get squeeze-out. It’s nearly impossible to avoid, but it can actually be beneficial. A little glue coming out of the joint provides some reassurance that you have enough glue IN the joint. The question is, what do you do with squeeze-out? It depends… How you deal…

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  • Tips for a Panel Glue Up
    8:00

    Tips for a Panel Glue Up

    If you need wide, solid wood panels for your next project, you’re going to have to glue them up. Doing a good panel glue up isn’t hard, but there are specific steps you need to follow, and things you need to take care of, to make sure the panel glue up turns out well. A…

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  • Corner of a wood cabinet
    1:35

    Quick Tip for Cleaning up Wood Glue Squeeze Out

    When you build a wood project, there’s a good chance that there will be some glue involved. And when there is glue, there is a high probability of seeing wood glue squeeze out. In fact, if you don’t have some amount of wood glue squeeze out, it is likely that you have not applied enough…

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  • Tightening loose tenons
    3:19

    Tightening Loose Tenons

    If you’ve got a shop, you can pretty much guarantee that people will ask you to repair their furniture. It just comes with the territory. The next time a piece comes into your shop with loose, round tenons, try this easy repair method to tighten them up by adding a simple shim. Add more glue,…

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  • Wood board clamped down
    1:50

    Adding Playing Cards to Cauls

    Clamping up large projects can impose challenges. For example, sometimes projects require assemblies that involve clamping across a wide span where it’s difficult to apply even clamping pressure to the middle portion of the joint. Consider a wide bench, where you are attaching the top to a wide base, and you do not have any…

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