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Snakes Pattern in Solid Wood #4: The Union of the Snake

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 1540 days ago 2096 reads 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Preparation or Going for the Big One. Part 4 of Snakes Pattern in Solid Wood series Part 5: The final scene or Cleopatra's Asp »

Well part of it anyway. A new set of eight clamping sticks, waxed this time and polished. Major squeeky bum (ass) time. Glue in a dish. Brush at the ready. Quick slurp of tea and there off…...........
Pick up the piece, slap on the glue, position it in the frame. Repeat until you’re sure you’ve done something wrong. Put it right. Continue…...... After 20 minutes—->

The glue was probably OK for another two rows but I bottled it (chickened out). Wasn’t used to the clamping system and I noticed that the packing stick end was rising off the board. Thats why the two hastily put together screw downs towards the bottom of the picture (between the clamp heads).
All is now serene. Whilst clamping time for Titebond III is only 1/2 hour it states on the pack that you’re not to stress the joints for another 24 hours. Any experience out there as to whether I can chance it and glue up another two rows before bedtime (five hours away)?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 1540 days ago

By the way loving the new photobucket button at the bottom of the pane.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1540 days ago

At first I thought this was hanging on the wall. It looks like a good clamping system. This whole snakes pattern blog has really been great to follow. Also thanks for pointing out the photo bucket button.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BarbS

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#3 posted 1540 days ago

“All is now serene…” Thanks for my morning chuckle, Martyn. You’re doing great.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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SPalm

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#4 posted 1540 days ago

Heck, I would add some more rows for sure. I always break the rules on glue-ups.

But, it ain’t my board, is it?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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poroskywood

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#5 posted 1540 days ago

I’ve ran them through my planner after 2 hrs.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1540 days ago

Good enough for me, Scott.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 1540 days ago

Well check me out. Not 2 rows but 4. I’ve even had to go landscape. Once I got into the swing of it it got easier and easier. A this rate I’ll have it finished by the weekend.

Thanks for the heads up, Scott.

Steve, guess rules were meant to be broken, eh.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#8 posted 1540 days ago

sure does lookm good sofare Martyn

Dennis

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degoose

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#9 posted 1540 days ago

Martyn this was a fun glue up.

Tite bond III is good to go after a few hours.. but I leave the whole job clamped overnight…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 1540 days ago

I don’t think I would know where to start, Larry.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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patron

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#11 posted 1540 days ago

not to worry , martin .

titeIII is good to go ,
much faster than tite II ,
just srape or clean off any pools ,
as it will goo the sandpaper ,
when i do the first cleanup ,
i let any running glue dry first
(1/2 hour) ,
then sand in slow increments ,
turning periodically to lessen ,
any hard spots on both sides .

and by the week end ,
i expect you will have built a piano and a cello ,

at the rate you work !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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sras

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#12 posted 1539 days ago

Fascinating! Make sure you don’t flip or spin a block (I’m pretty sure I would!)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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lumberdustjohn

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#13 posted 1539 days ago

Nice clamp method.

Didn’t realize that these glue ups were done in stages.

Must be why I have trouble?

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 1539 days ago

Just a comment to let you all know how its going.

I won’t bore you with yet another glue-up pic. Just to say that I completed the glue-up today. Its clamped and drying overnight. I’ll sand and finish it tomorrow.

Then and only then might I let you have a look. After all it could be horrendous.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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stefang

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#15 posted 1539 days ago

Great glue-up jig Martyn. This is going to be a nicely done project. I can’t wait to see the finish.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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