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06-30-2014 12:48 AM

Complicated glue-up - 5 replies

I’m just about ready to glue-up this cherry Gamble House bed I am making. Since I have been working on it so long, the glue-up is terrifying. The Fine Woodworking article recommends Tite-Bond Extend. It has about 15 minutes working time, so I am practicing the assembly to make that. I considered epoxy, I’m concerned it would stai...

06-27-2014 02:34 AM

Waterlox vs. Arm R Seal - 2 replies

What’s a better wiping varnish – Waterlox or Arm R Seal? They seem to both be wiping varnishes. Are they any different? I’m getting ready to finish my first cherry project.

03-23-2014 02:36 PM

Repair tenon shoulder - 12 replies

Any ideas how to repair this chip in the shoulder of one of the rails on a cherry bed I am making? Thanks for the input.

07-31-2013 01:54 AM

Crack in Cherry - 6 replies

I’m building a cherry bed and cutting the headboard parts now. This cherry board I got has a crack. I filled it with epoxy, as well as the knot next to it. I don’t really like it. I don’t think it will make it into my project. Was that the right way to fill it, or is the crack just too big?

09-05-2012 01:31 AM

Gap in glued joint - 22 replies

When the glue-up of my bed footboard dried I saw that the backside on one corner did not close and left about 1/8” gap in that area. Should I / Can I fill it with something?

07-23-2012 02:03 AM

Glue the panels or leave loose? - 14 replies

I’m making a bed headboard, it’s a frame-and-panel design. There are 1” mortise and tenon joints in each corner and a center stile with a tenon that fits into the groove for the panels. Should I glue the panels also, or just glue the joints? Will it be strong enough if I just glue the joints?


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