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Forum topic by invertMASA posted 03-07-2016 02:50 AM 684 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2016 02:50 AM

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So I made my first end grain cutting board and it looks alright. But being my first, not all the patterns line up. I had some problems during the second glue up. Things shifted a bit, then dried to much and could not fix them. What are the best ways to clamp them down? So things do not slide around so much.


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#1 posted 03-07-2016 02:57 AM

Glue up a slab of alternating woods in pairs. Once solid, make sure its flat and then crosscut into shorts. Fit into a glue corner and stack reversing every other one. This is the same tip for making chessboards.


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#2 posted 03-21-2016 03:26 AM

What are you using for clamps? Pipe or bar clamps are best (IMHO), then just get your pattern setup(on a pair of clamps), apply a clamp across the top and slowly apply pressure while maintaining the pattern. Then, just finish clamping.

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 03:45 AM

That is what I am doing now, I have a work bench made so I can be fully prepared. Helps out a ton! and I have some of both. Second one looks much better!

And no that is not the glue I used to glue this up in the background.

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#4 posted 03-21-2016 04:10 AM

I think you did a nice job

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