One of the best things about Lumberjocks is that an individual can be exposed to so many different ways to do the same task. While you are working in your shop, you aren’t really exposed to too many different ways, normally the way you were taught, or how you figured it out, tends to be the way we always end up doing things. This way might not be the most efficient or productive, but it does get the job done.
My question for everyone is how do you do the following task:
I”m getting ready to put together a number of solid wooden doors, 3/4” stock and varying widths, some of the doors might only be 12 ” wide, others could be as much as 25” wide.
I’ve already run the material through the thickness planer and cut it into random widths from 2 1/4” up to a max of 3” now its time to do the glue ups.
In the past I’ve just glued the sides and clamped them up, working them as I go to get the surface as flat and true as possible. Then scraping and sanding to finish them.
I’ve also used a biscuit joiner to try to speed up the process of keeping the faces all in the same plane so there’s less scraping and sanding.
I’ve used a spline to achieve this also.
My shop does not have a drum/panel sander so its just me and my ROS and 1/2 sheet sander. I also have a limited amount of clamps so I’ve been forced to do the doors a few at a time and work on other jobs while the glue-ups dry.
So basically what I’m interested in is your tips and techniques for achieving nice flat doors when you do your glue-ups. FIRE AWAY!