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Posted on Gaps in the final glue up for endgrain cutting boards

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 03:28 PM

I’ve had that problem before and it was caused by one of two things:

1) my stock wasn’t flat at the time of the first glue up. Either my milling was bad or the pieces twisted or bowed after milling.

2) too much clamping pressure. Using pipe clamps you can really crunch a board, causing it to warp under the pressure. I use parallel clamps now and only tighten enough to see a little glue squeeze out.

After I corrected those two issues, I haven’t had any problems with gaps.

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