Tapered Display Tower - beetle-kill pine #6: Universal truths

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Blog entry by NBeener posted 10-14-2010 01:40 AM 2206 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t think there ARE many … universal truths.

But … in woodworking … I’m absolutely convinced that there is AT LEAST one:


It’s glue-up day, folks…....

-- -- Neil

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 01:48 AM

In my case, I will still add 4 pieces of longitudinals… together with those spacers blocks. This will provide perfect squares… havent you thought of it????

-- Bert

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#2 posted 10-14-2010 01:56 AM

well you have outdone me in the clamp world mr brooks…...holy cow…that is a great glue up…i might have to eat a few words that were spoken in the way of i wasnt going to buy anything else….there might need to be just a few more clamps….:))..if anyone ask’s …its neils fault…......grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 10-14-2010 03:07 AM

looks real nice , neil

you got that right


-- 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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#4 posted 10-14-2010 03:33 AM

I could have used a few more spring clamps …

Hope you don’t mind the thread hi-jack Neil. You are making excellent progress!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 10-14-2010 03:39 AM

No, Steve.

I don’t mind the thread-jack at all.

It’s making it VERRRY easy for me to figure out WHERE to do my NEXT glue-up :-D

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 10-14-2010 03:43 AM

Good comeback! I guess the clamps are not being used right now. The only rule is they stay in MY shop ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 10-14-2010 03:49 AM

That looks good, Neil.

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 10-14-2010 03:54 AM

I agree about the clamps, definitely a verity.

The only thing keeping me from buying more is a place to put them.

But I am going to put a permanent structure under my new project table top, which is not complete but is still being used to make the next project in a row, so that I can complete the project table top….....

is that circular thinking?.

Then after a quick finish of my super sled, I think I will probably build the rolling computer stand for my office at work….......that has got to happen soon…..and I will then make the the rolling structure for the project table top…..........

.............which will house all my clamps…....and a bunch of other stuff… I can go on a clamp buying binge…............(-:



-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 10-14-2010 04:34 AM

I agree 150%. I have 30+ clamps and there are still time while gluing up parts of projects that I have to wait for glue to dry so I can free up some clamps before moving on to gluing up more pieces.
The worst I ever done though (wish I’d gotten a photo) was I run out of clamps, but only had one more part to glue up. It was two 12×14 panels that were to be glued together. So, with a scrap board on each side to protect it, I jacked up my truck, put the panels under the tire, and let my truck down on it. Hey! It worked.


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#10 posted 10-14-2010 05:06 AM

looking good sofare Neil


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#11 posted 10-14-2010 05:23 AM

One can never have enough clamps The more clamps one have the better the glue up

-- Leon .

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Rick Dennington

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#12 posted 10-14-2010 06:49 AM

Did someone say clamps…......sad old story…...never enough…..

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 10-14-2010 06:51 AM

Hey David: I’ve got some Jorgenson clamps that I’d let go real cheap

It looks like you could use some more…’re a little short…

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#14 posted 10-14-2010 10:51 AM

You can never have too many clamps.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 10-14-2010 11:20 AM

Your guys are just wonderful!
I love this thread, even I do have too little clamps…
Best thoughts and a big smile,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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