Purple Heart Chopping Block

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Project by smurphy posted 11-27-2011 04:35 AM 1318 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This board is made from Purple Heart, Goncalo Alves, Maple and Oak.
The board measures 16 X 10×1 1/2 thick. This is my first attempt at
making a chopping block. I have made several since this one.
Need a little more glueing practice not sure how much glue out i should
have when i clamp the board or even how tight I should clamp it.

-- shawn murphy

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 05:47 AM

Looks good! I think if you get an even line of glue out, you should be good. You don’t need to have too thick of a glue line, it should be thin and even. In the case of gluing wood together, more is not better. Keep up the good work!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 05:48 AM

Glueing 101
An even amount of glue to one or both surface .. roll or spread.. make sure that the individual boards are flat and square and that there are no gaps when you dry fit … if there are then re-joint each edge…... clamp with enough pressure to cause some squeeze out of the glue… do not over clamp…you do not have to use lots of pressure
hope this is of some help…
Oh and always use a good quality glue… I use and recommend TiteBond III….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 06:38 AM

I’m not sure what other people use but I use these to spread my glue and I absolutely love them. They spread evenly and I also use them to clean up the glue after glue out which comes in really handy and leaves less to deal with later. I have been use the same one for over a year now, I still have 5 brand new ones from the 6-pack that I bought!!!!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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