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Blog entry by dub560 posted 1270 days ago 2879 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is not as easy as looks ..that is with gluing up these little squares. i ended up with a lot of gaps in between but i got her done anyway. not as fancy as others but thank you all for the inspiration to try this ..

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degoose

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#1 posted 1270 days ago

This looks familiar…

The secret is to make sure that after the initial glue up all the “logs” are square… I give all my faces a quick plane to ensure that they are all flat and square… then there is less likelihood of gaps… Hope this helps…

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dub560

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

yeah degoose allyour boards are part of my favorite so i wanted to try a few

also spalm inspired me

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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cranesgonewild

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#3 posted 1270 days ago

You’re right. It is hard, it’s not easy, and no, it’s not square. But, you tried and you probably learned something along the way. I have more respect for someone who tried it, over someone who just puts their hands up in the air and says, ” I quit ”.

I’m always improving my skill, just from this website alone. By reading blogs by guys like degoose and SPalm, we pick up little bits of information here and there. Add that to what we already know, and we’re going to turn out some amazing stuff. Keep at it.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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lanwater

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#4 posted 1270 days ago

dub560: I tried many projects and wasted a lot of wood and glue; but I am learning.

Degoose, Spalm and others offer great blogs that I try to follow but many times I get this:

The same gaps you got!

Like cranesgonewild said, keep at it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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dub560

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#5 posted 1270 days ago

Thanks fellas …I thought this was going be breeze but these glue ups are frustrating too. Ian that looks great I haven’t got that far as yet to attempt that

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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patron

12958 posts in 1940 days


#6 posted 1270 days ago

here is a good way to hold those toy pieces
and get them square
do two sides (around the corner)
then shim over
(notice the nail in the second picture
it is the ‘shim’)
and do the other two
stack them carefully
so you cut all four sides

the blue strip gauge has nothing to do with this
it just was on the saw when i cut these pieces

-- 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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dub560

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#7 posted 1270 days ago

That is a great jig ..i must build one

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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patron

12958 posts in 1940 days


#8 posted 1270 days ago

actually i just realized the strip jig
was holding the slider board
tight to the fence
so it could only go forwards and backwards

you could do the same
with a strip
to ride in the miter gauge slot

-- 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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SPalm

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#9 posted 1270 days ago

Hey Dub,
Looks ok, a little filler maybe?

After building a few of these, the key is to have everything square as the other posters mention. Or keep making them square along the way. If you do this, then the glue-up can be done with very little clamping pressure, and is a lot less stressful. Of course, easier said than done.

Bet you can’t build just one.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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