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#1 posted 02-23-2015 03:20 AM

There are 2 correct ways to do a panel glue up. The first (the one I use) is the stock in jointed perfectly straight. When 2 or more board are put together they fit perfectly with out any gaps/light showing though when held up to a light.

The second is what they call a “sprung” joint. The sprung joint is purposely jointed with a very very small gap in the center of the joint. The gap is so small the can bring the 2 pieces together with hand pressure or a wee bit of clamp pressure. If you need a lot of clamp pressure it’s not a good joint.

There is way to much on the sprung joint to type here. You can Google it for a better explanation. There’s a ton of good information on the net about plane glue up and sprung joints written by the pros.

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