Glue up on a bookmatched slab

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Forum topic by PhillipRCW posted 07-06-2015 07:20 PM 600 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2015 07:20 PM

I have done plenty of glue ups with lumber, but I have only worked with solid slabs as of yet. It looks like I will be doing a glue up on two bookmatched oak slabs and I was wondering what the best method is to keep everything joined up level. I have several pipe clamps, a few parallel clamps, and some quick clamps. I am hoping to avoid damaging the edges. Any suggestions? Oh, and no, I’m not buying a domino yet. It is on the list though.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#1 posted 07-06-2015 11:40 PM

Route a spline in the mating edges.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 01:07 AM

You can use cauls across the top.

Don’t obsess. Get it close and plane it level after the glue up.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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