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Blog entry by dub560 posted 1270 days ago 916 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wondering if you guys can suggest a strategy to gluing up these patterns. You know without any gaps in the end

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Marco Cecala

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#1 posted 1270 days ago

Really tough to get thick material like that straight, that’s why it is usually done with veneer. Being end grain, it will be hard to hide filler. Best suggestion is to replace the few you like the least, then put wood glue in the gaps as you sand the surface so the dust will act as a filler.

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blackcherry

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

Hope this help in the glue up process of these style boards. First cut four strip of lumber to surround the cutting board. Then with four bar clamps or k body style clamp apply equal amount of clamping pressure to draw the individual piece together. Practice this on a dry run till you get the pieces to draw in evenly on each side… top and bottom and side to side at one time. Sometime your need to release pressure on one clamp to allow the piece to slip into place.

These pic show the small strip of wood that i use to clamp this board together…practice this on a dry run a few time before you attempt gluing, it will save you a lot of frustration… good luck …BC

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deucefour

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#3 posted 1270 days ago

Man if I tried to glue that up I would just get frusterated and end up using expanding spray foam and calling it a day!

good luck

Robert

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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dub560

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#4 posted 1270 days ago

Expanding foam sounds great

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robert triplett

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#5 posted 1269 days ago

If my memory was better, i could tell you who posted a glue up method on here. Similar to black Cherry’s use of a board. I Have a 3/4” piece of plywood-24×36- that I do glue-ups on. I have attached a fence on one side that does not move. I clamp against this and use movable strips on the other 3 sides. Then I do the adjusting Black Cherry does. It takes patience but it works-usually. (All I know, I learned from someone here, and tried it) If your cuts are accurate, the glue up can be done. Good luck and please post the results. We can compliment you on a good job, or commiserate on the mistakes we have also made.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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wseand

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#6 posted 1269 days ago

Mind you I have never done this so this is more of a question than anything. Can you glue it up in sections rather than all at once? Or does it need to be done all at once?

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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dub560

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#7 posted 1269 days ago

I’m not sure you know but I can give it a try and see if all is well

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BigTiny

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#8 posted 1269 days ago

I’d build a gluing board about two feet by three feet with fixed fences on two adjacent sides, making sure it’s square. Clamp a board onto the other two sides to hold the pieces. Use some waxed paper to protect from gluing everything to the board.

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dub560

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#9 posted 1269 days ago

Thanks bigtiny and everyone for your help. Goodthing I only paid a dollar for piece or I might curse profusely if this goes wrongly

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rsladdwoodworks

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#10 posted 1269 days ago

why can’t you just use tape and do your gule up in small pice at a time

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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wseand

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#11 posted 1269 days ago

Let us know if it turns out alright.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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