Saturday mornings is usually Blondie’s day to clean the house top to bottom. With that said, her house is spotless and rarely needs cleaning unless I’ve been home alone… LOL However, I was instructed to play outside for a few hours to not get in the way.
Off to the Wood-shop I go, Yea! Today I needed to cut the 8 legs 45* miters and then glue them together. I made the cuts just short or the required line on all 8 then re-cut them using a skim cut to hit the line perfectly. I then took a sanding block insuring the miters were perfectly smooth for glue up. I laid packing tape down and then laid the parts edge to edge on the tape. I used Titebond III, being its kinda brown and would blend in more with the wood. I folded one piece over with the tape holding them together and used blue painters tape to tighten the joints.
After the glue set for cpl hours I removed all the table and carefully used a plastic scraper to remove the glue and then Hand sand the corners. I hit it lightly with 120 grit on my sander removing the pencil marks. Tomorrow I will square up the ends on the top and bottom and sand the insides as well. I didn’t want to cut it on the saw until the glue is fully cured. The corner joints came out really nice and tight after sanding.
A fellow woodworker told me he has always done veneering with contact cement instead of glue. I did an experiment with a small piece today to see how it worked. I worked well with he exception it wanted to curl up while the glue was drying to become tacky before joining it to the substrate. It rolled out nicely, with no bleed through or bubbles. I did see some hairline cracks that if gluing might not be there.
What do you guys think?
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"