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Barnsley Reproduction Build #14: Gluing up the Frame

01-14-2015 03:51 AM by stevo_wis | 3 comments »

I was finally ready to glue up the frame. It happened that my friends Terry and Kris came over and were there for the glue up. The joints really can’t be clamped easily, but the 3/8” pegs and the offset in the draw bored holes pulled it together. I whittled a oak spindle down to about 7/16” in diameter and then drove it through a steel plate that was drilled at exactly 3/8”. I forgot to take a picture of the dowel making, but will include one later. After applying glue, we used the draw pins to pull the joints together, inserted the dowels, and pounded them through with a hammer. The joints pulled together very nicely. While the joints were not clamp...

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