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Cabinet Progress #7: Watch Glue Dry

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 2556 days ago 1158 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Under Pressure

I don’t know about the rest of you, but glue up stresses me out. Even though we had dry fit the doors, I feel that time crunch as soon as I spread the glue.

These doors are only held together by tiny tenons on the left and right beadboard pieces.
The process
  1. Set out the clamps and separate the breadboard end to expose the tenons.
  2. Glue the tenons of the outer beadboard
  3. Clamp it
  4. Check for square by measuring across the diagonals
  5. Apply diagonal pressure if necessary (Squeeze the long side).
  6. Check for square again

Repeated this for all six doors as sweat dripped down.

Took about two hours. Only one door fought us a little.

Here are the three views of the doors drying.


p.s. I was inspired by Sawsust2’s comments to retitle this blog.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



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oscorner

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#1 posted 2556 days ago

Nothing like a man with money. Look at those Bessy clamps, whew! They are looking good.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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gizmodyne

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#2 posted 2556 days ago

Thanks. I wish I had that many clamps. I took these in my class on Sat.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Jeff

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#3 posted 2554 days ago

Hey, John. I hate to glue too. Wigs me out… Practice, practice, practice I guess. On what type of cabinets will the doors be installed? I probably have missed a few of your blogs.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 2554 days ago

Jeff,

They are going into my kitchen cabinets. If you look back through the blogs you will see a nice shot of the unglued doors sitting in the faceframes. They are inset doors installed with surface mount hinges.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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woodspar

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#5 posted 2554 days ago

Nice doors. I dream of building my own kitchen cabinets some day. Way to go, John!

Working in a class is such a great way to produce a project. Many years ago I build my bed in a woodworking class; I had access to great machines and a knowledgeable teacher. You get so much farther in a shorter period of time.

-- John

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oscorner

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#6 posted 2552 days ago

I figured that, but was hoping for you, gizmodyne. Maybe for Christmas?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Sawdust2

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#7 posted 2551 days ago

Sheesh!

It’s bad enuff waiting for glue to dry and you want us to look at pictures of glue drying?!

Why don’t you go dovetail a drawer or three?

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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gizmodyne

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#8 posted 2551 days ago

Hey Sawdust… Wait till I put my clearcoat on. That will make for some great shots.

I also have a ten part series planned on 80 grit sandpaper.

Next time I will video the colorful language in play while gluing.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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