Building something for MY house. #2: The glue up

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Blog entry by degoose posted 797 days ago 1084 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Bit of a bugger getting all these pieces in place, clamping and making sure it is all square…

Half way there…

Why you need lots of clamps…and this is really only a small glue up…

A close up of the grate… note there are a few gaps… hey this was a first for me…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 797 days ago

U can do it if anyone can Larry ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 797 days ago

You are the Wizard of complex glue ups!!! I have faith!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 797 days ago

now come on larry, you know you designed it that way, remember, we talked it over a few days ago, i dont know what is worse, you thinking you made a mistake, or forgetting we talked about this…lol… or the other, its alright big guy….....dont loose any sleep over it….lol…i know if it were me, i would lay there wondering what i was going to do about it..

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

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#4 posted 797 days ago

Make us proud Larry !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#5 posted 797 days ago

I actually think I got it.. a few minor hiccups but all in all … went together faily well…
Thanks for the votes of confidence..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 797 days ago

You have to leave gaps in case the wood swells from humidity. It looks fine to me.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 797 days ago

That’s coming along fine. Gaps might be a prob in your cutting boards but are fine here and will never be noticed (except by you!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 796 days ago

Hey, Larry, that’s looking better & better…

Did you ever look at the Kerfmaker posts…. (for making perfect dados, etc.)
Disposable Kerfmaker... Make and Use... By Rance

... but Hey… just fill those lil gaps with a lil putty mixed with sawdust… LOL

That’s really going to be a COOL piece!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 796 days ago

Looks great Larry. Don’t worry about those minuscule gaps, no one will notice them and you will quickly forget they even exist. As for clamping, I would liken it to sobering up real fast after a fun party.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 796 days ago

Coming along nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 796 days ago

What gaps? I don’t even see ‘em with my glasses off! :-)

Thanks for sharing the human side of the master woodworker that you are! I’m pretty sure the next time you attempt a wooden grate it will be flawless and have purpleheart chevrons inlaid…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#12 posted 796 days ago

Looks good, Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 795 days ago

Don’t really notice the gaps and the overall appearance should keeps everyone else from noticing as well. Nice design.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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