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Forum topic by Howie posted 06-10-2010 09:17 PM 793 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Howie

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06-10-2010 09:17 PM

I’m a big fan of Kreg joinery however I watched a TV show where instead of gluing a table top,they Kreg jointed it. Anyone used this method before and are you satisfied with the result? I’m in the planing stage of building my wife a china hutch and was just wondering about this compared to glue up’s

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#1 posted 06-10-2010 09:40 PM

Hey Howie
Usually not a good idea because on table tops you nead to allow for the the wood to move due to growth across the grain(referred to as wood movement in woodworking) this is a powerful force and will crack the top if held tight in place with screws,nails or glue.

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#2 posted 06-10-2010 09:51 PM

Actually Jim I’m aware of the movement that takes place but I was also under the impression it was better to use several narrower boards and make a glue up rather than one large plank.(I’m trying to avoid going to plywood and edge banding) I wasn’t referring to the mounting of the top just the make up.

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#3 posted 06-10-2010 09:57 PM

Sorry Howie
I guess you could do that but if the edges are jointed why not just glue and clamp them. that plenty strong.
In my way of thinking using pocket screws where the can be easily seen lessens the look and value of the piece your making.

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