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Forum topic by Richard posted 12-05-2009 06:01 PM 1170 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2009 06:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: book match glue up walnut

Yesterday I tried to glue a bookmatch set of figured walnut. After the tape came off and glue dried i can see an ugly line down the middle. Is there a way to fix this or do I need to start over? The wood is 5/8ths thick. I used painters tape to prevent glue squeeze out from making a mess but I think it is a glue line that is showing. Any advise would be much appreciated. Thanks

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#1 posted 12-05-2009 08:18 PM

Scrape it off with a card scraper…

-- Sac

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#2 posted 12-05-2009 08:27 PM

Pretty much scrape then sand or plane a little…. A lot of folks will advise you that when you get the glue up clamped let it set for an hour then comeback and scrape of the semi congealed glue. I have tried this after ending up with a lot of hard glue to scrape and it worked wonderfully.

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#3 posted 12-05-2009 08:34 PM

My 2 cents: If you end up having to start over saw straight down the glue line and you should then have a perfect splice.

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#4 posted 12-05-2009 09:16 PM

Was the seam perfectly straight and square? What type of clamps did you use and how many? Why did you tape the seam in the first place? Just scrape the glue off after about 15-20 minutes after glue up if you are worried about the glue getting on the face.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#5 posted 12-05-2009 11:03 PM

Thanks for the help. A little planing and sanding did the trick. I was nervous about the planing because I have a tendency to gouge, but all came out well. The seem is only noticeable in a small 2 inch area, probably because I know the seem is there. I will work on it further and hope it does not jump out on me when I apply a finish. Thanks again.

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