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#1 posted 01-18-2011 03:18 PM

Thanks for the comments. I think I’m going to go with Titebond simply because I’m more familiar with it.

Part of the challenge for me is that there are several steps in this door-building process that involve techniques I’ve never done before…

I decided it would be worth the trouble to make a practice run on the gluing procedure. I glued up an extra core, no problem. However, I wasn’t happy with the results I was getting on test cuts as I was working up to resawing the practice skins. I haven’t done much bandsaw work and this is the first resawing I’ve done. So I’ve been working on that the past few days. Got some advice from the staff at the local Woodcraft. Pulled, cleaned, and lubed the blade, cleaned the tires and guides, reinstalled the blade, and went through the usual tune-up procedure. Then I made sure my fence was perpendicular to the table, and that the workpiece would run flat against the fence and table with no wobble. Finally, I ran some test cuts at a much slower feed rate and got much more satisfactory results. So next step is to cut some skins from inexpensive red cedar, and proceed with my practice glue-up.

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