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Forum topic by 870pilot posted 03-20-2011 12:03 AM 698 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2011 12:03 AM

My search fu is weak as I can’t find the answer. Looking for advice… sandwiching three pieces of hardwood together to make one, the center piece being wider by an 1/8th or so than the others. After the glue dries, can I just rip the offending overhang so I have a nice clean edge without glue meltdown? Plus, I’m concerned that sanding pieces that are the same size but glued together, the glue will heat up and become a mess. And what about the glue lines? Keep the glue somewhat away from the edges? Best kind of glue for this task where the edges will be easily seen? Thanks!

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 12:30 AM

let her rip dude
the glue line will be there regardless
the better you clamp the tighter the seam

sanding will work too
but if it is freehand
it can round some

better to saw the waste off
and then sand

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 02:26 AM

leave it to my man Patron to enlighten me… thanks amigo.

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 02:35 AM

always glue to the edge, otherwise the seem may open up, and dont worry about sanding the glue, once it is dried, you can just forget it is there, it cuts and sands fine

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