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Stickley Library Desk #503 #2: Panel Glue-up

12-08-2016 08:00 PM by markg11cdn | 3 comments »

The top of the desk calls for a solid wood glue-up. I dug through the pile of stock and tried to pick the nicest pieces with the best grain / fleck. Next, I did the usual prep for a panel glue-up. Plane it to height – 15/16”, joint one edge then rip to width. Next, I lined everything up on my workbench and drew parallel lines across all the boards. Those lines were used to cut biscuits to help with alignment during the glue-up. Next was the glue-up. I evenly spread the clamps across the panel, alternating them from the top and bottom of the panel to help keep it flat. After the glue set for a bit, I used an old chisel to peel the glue off before it harden...

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