Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'grain direction'

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Question on correct grain direction

10-16-2013 02:24 PM by Oldtool | 8 comments »

Quick question for you guys to help me with:Building an entertainment center for my daughter, and after I agreed, she said – oh, by the way, I need two matching end tables.So these end tables will be almost square, at 22” wide and 24” deep. Which way should the top grain run?, side to side?, or front to back? If the tables were more rectangular, the answer would be easy, run the grain with the longest dimension. But here?, .......

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Boards. #6: Can you glue end grain to long grain...

11-03-2011 12:53 AM by degoose | 18 comments »

When gluing timber it is important to take into consideration grain direction.. Long grain to long grain is fine, due to the fact that timber contracts and expands across the grain.. more than with the grain… End grain to endgrain makes for a very poor glue joint [without some mechanical faster]...and you must be aware that movement can cause a joint to fail.. this is generally true when gluing long grain to endgrain… However…. Quite a while ago, I made this piece a...

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