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Forum topic by Hermando posted 08-04-2011 08:35 PM 1615 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hermando

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08-04-2011 08:35 PM

I am planning on glue ups for several projects for some raised panel doors, table tops, etc. My question is while edge gluing and using clamps, does it help to strengthen and keep the panels from bowing by placing biscuits along the edges. At the moment I only have pipe clamps and quick clamps. Any suggestions to keep edge glue ups from bowing. Thanks.


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#1 posted 08-04-2011 08:51 PM

Are you just talking about simple raised panel frames? I’m not sure where you propose placing the biscuits. If you mean to use biscuits for alignment in your edge glue-ups, you can, but it’s really not necessary. For a nice tight edge-glued joint, you might consider springing the boards with a handplane. I assume you’re satisfied with the straightness of your jointed edge prior to glue-up?

For raised panels using the panel raiser, rail, and stile bits, they should align perfectly if your raised panel is properly dimensioned. I like to elevate my panels a bit off the worksurface so that the pipe clamps can engage the piece in parallel. Parallel clamps excel at this, but they’re expensive.

I use the same system of clamps you do. I like to clamp one stile to the worksurface to make it stationary while I assemble and glue the parts. Right before I clamp across the rail/stile joints, I’ll clamp the opposite stile down loosely. Once everything is snug and the glue wiped, I’ll clamp the stiles down tightly to the work surface.

I did that here:

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 11:00 PM

”My question is while edge gluing and using clamps, does it help to strengthen and keep the panels from bowing by placing biscuits along the edges?”

No. Just for alignment help as stated above….

-- Childress Woodworks

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