|Project by Todd Swartwood||posted 10-25-2014 10:04 PM||2158 views||11 times favorited||7 comments|
Because I edge glue a lot of material I decided I need something better for glue application.
I started with a small bread pan I absconded from my wife that is a Baker.
I then turned a piece of maple the width of the pan less shims for bringing the sides parallel. The drum needs to be turned to a diameter that will bring the bottom of the drum within about 1/4” of the bottom of the pan.
I recessed skate bearings in both end as well as drilling a hole about 1/4” smaller than the OD of the bearings.
You then fill the pan with glue about 1/2 – 3/4” deep with glue, and away you go. I found that running the board one direction and the the other helped to get an even coating of glue. It does wast glue, but it saves a lot of time. Glue is cheap compared to time.
I won’t be going back to gluing from a bottle again, except for quick glueups to eliminate cleanup.
Thanks for looking, Todd
-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)