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Forum topic by Craig Havran posted 10-14-2011 07:31 PM 1182 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Craig Havran

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10-14-2011 07:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: laminate question jig

so i’m wanting to glue some boards together for a turning project i’m going to get in over my head on and rather than google… i’ll stick with the experts for my questions. here we go..

1.) do i have to plane the boards for maximum bond (hope not… don’t have one)?
2.) do i use regular wood glue? i believe i have tightbond II in my “shop”.
3.) is it recommended to create a jig / form to hold my boards straight as i have a feeling they will want to slide around when i’m doing the different layers (3).
4.) clamping… i only have a couple clamps and they are like those i attached. what’s recommended?

any help from you jocks will be greatly appreciated and i’ll even send you out a pre thank you because i know you will answer my questions. hope you all are having good times creating new projects that make me feel poorly about myself and my abilities… HAHA!! take care.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad


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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 10-14-2011 10:34 PM

1.) If your boards are surfaced already, you don’t need to plane them. If not, You can not glue rough lumber together without major problems
2.) Titebond II is fine, or I or III. I have used them all for this.
3.) The jig is not really needed. I start with light pressure on several clamps, holding the pieces in place as I tighten. They will slide some, but you can overcome that by being careful.
4.) You definitely need more clamps or it probably isn’t worth doing. Enen Harbor Freight has some cheap clamps that would

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Craig Havran

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#2 posted 10-14-2011 10:53 PM

Thank you very much, Kent. Do you recommend any particular types of clamps?? I know there are many different styles.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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Bill Burr

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#3 posted 10-18-2011 08:51 PM

deffinetly plane the boards before glueing. also be sure to spread the glue around good. use c-clamps or jorgensen type clamps and be sure to allow the glue to dry good. also be very carful when turning on the lathe.

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#4 posted 10-18-2011 09:59 PM

I’ve done this a bunch of times without planing. Titebond II will work fine. As for clamps, any one that you can screw down tight will do it (in other words, not a spring clamp). How many clamps do you need? Depends on the size of what you are gluing together, but the more the merrier.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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EPJartisan

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#5 posted 10-19-2011 04:03 AM

How big are the pieces? and what are you turning? I’d sand them flat, buy Jorgensen wood Clamps, don’t get a rocker.. the hardware is too loose and they twist. You can never have too many clamps, over the years I have some variety… OH the best wood clamps I have ever found are 20” long and open 20”, scored them at a restaurant supply store for $10 each.. I was not there for ‘em and I only had extra enough to get 4.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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Craig Havran

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#6 posted 10-19-2011 08:06 PM

what style of jorgensen clamp? there are several. would something like this work? these are at harbor freight as i don’t have a lot of jack to part with for my hobby. thanks, jocks.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 10-19-2011 08:47 PM

I would use the F style you just posted from HF. I bought a few of their quick grip, but they fail to grip after a few uses.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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EPJartisan

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#8 posted 10-21-2011 06:15 PM

I prefer Wood clamps myself, if you have uneven pieces of wood, the angles you can put pressure on can not be beat.

I have them in five sizes, takes some practice using them optimally, but once you got it, you’ll find uses for them everywhere “c”, “f” and bar/pipe clamps fail… you can also combine them to make jigs rather than build something every time… especially for me, who makes a lot of one-off pieces.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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