LumberJocks

Wine Cork Display Tutorials #3: Assembly

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by FaTToaD posted 12-02-2010 04:07 AM 4796 reads 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Cutting and Measuring Part 3 of Wine Cork Display Tutorials series Part 4: Miter Keys »

In this tutorial, I’ll show how I glue and assembly my wine cork displays. If you’re interested in a version with larger pictures, follow the link below:

Bigger Picture Version

Now that I’ve got my glass, I can begin the glue-up. However, I suggest sanding the inside first, one less thing to deal with later.

I begin by laying my pieces down on my table with the inside facing down and the front facing away from me. I use a piece of MDF to make sure the front edges are aligned then place masking tape on each joint.

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug



After all the joints are taped, I flip the whole assembly over and fold everything together, taping the last corner. After looking to make sure the corners are tight and everything lines up, I untape one of the corners and lay it back open.



Now I go find my glass. As you can see here, my glass comes stacked with painters tape holding the pieces together. I like stacking them on bench cookies so they won’t get scratched. Actually, I haven’t had these bench cookies long and the only thing I’ve used them for is to hold pieces of glass. I should probably try to use them something eventually…



I do another dry fit with the glass in place to make sure there are no issues.



Next I untape an edge and lay the assembly open again. I sit the glass aside and get out my glue. I spread glue evenly on each miter face, let it sit for a few minutes, the repeat the process.




After I applied all the glue, I insert the glass, fold the assembly together again, and tape the last corner so everything is nice and tight.



You might notice there is a little squeeze out on the inside corners, I usually take care of this with a chisel after the glue drys.

Now, you can let it dry with just the tape holding the joints, but since I got a couple of those band clamps, I’ve been using them to make sure the miters really pull together tight.



That’s about it for the assembly, just them cook for a while, then take the tape and/or clamps off.

In the next section, I’ll show how I cut and glue in the miter keys!

Thanks for looking, any comments will be appreciated.



Bigger Picture Version

-- David



1 comment so far

View Diggerjacks's profile

Diggerjacks

1754 posts in 1789 days


#1 posted 12-02-2010 07:49 PM

Very interesting blog

I like it

I think I will make a wine cork dispaly like yours in the future

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase