|Forum topic by Hopdevil||posted 12-03-2010 03:54 AM||987 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-03-2010 03:54 AM
Hello my friends,
Some advice please..
I was gluing up some box joint boxes this evening and gluing both sides of each corner and wondered was I overdoing it? ( I tend to do that!). The box was made out of 1/4 inch thick wood with 1/4 fingers. When gluing a joint like a box joint, is it necessary to apply glue to both edges? What about other types of joints?
Secondly.. The box was made out of wormy chestnut (I gloated about it a couple of weeks ago). It seems to be fairly brittle. I had problems with the fingers snapping off. Perhaps it is a combination of the worm holes and the thickness that I resawed it to. The wood is about 80 years old (since original use). Should I not cut it that thick in the future? Or just not do box joints with it.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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