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#1 posted 01-11-2013 07:43 PM

Thanks for the explanation on epoxy – I’ve never used it before. I assume you just sand/scrape any surface residue, and after that it doesn’t do anything bad to planer blades?

As for the cauls, did you do anything to shape them, or do you just use naturally bowed 2×2s? I definitely will give that a try, it seems like a massive time-saver over cutting a ton of biscuit slots.

I plan to rest my panels on H-style pipe clamps for glue-up, with alternating top/bottom bar clamps in between. With that setup, I assume I should put wax paper on the top and bottom of the panel, and clamp top/bottom cauls mirror-image at regular intervals – yes?

Thanks again for all of your tips; I don’t have a lot of experience gluing up panels, so I really appreciate your advice.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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