Joining the edge of 1/4" resawn and book matched?

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10-27-2011 08:20 PM

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Anyone have a good idea to join 4 resawn panels together? I have to have them 1/4” thick. They are a panel for the inside of a cherry framed door. It goes in a dresser I am building. The overall panel size is 34” X 14 ”.

thanks in advance for your help


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#1 posted 10-27-2011 11:18 PM

not sure I understand, is it a 4 way book match, or is it 4 panels going side by side, a 4 way glues side to side then the ends have to join,

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#2 posted 10-27-2011 11:43 PM

First thing I would do would be to glue up two of them (twice), then glue the two two-piecers together. Being 1/4” thick will make it tricky to keep them flat, maybe put something large and sorta heavy on top then gently clamp the sides?

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#3 posted 10-27-2011 11:46 PM

I work with 1/4” and 3/8” stock a lot and find it smarter to edge glue up the pieces before resawing. I have succesfully edge glued 3/8” though. What I do is butt the panels together and put masking tape on the whole length of the joint. Flip it over, open up and insert glue between panels….close it and calmp in place . Remove that masking tape right after clamping. Good luck with that 1/4”. Do not try to do all 4 at once.

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 12:13 AM


I just have 4 pieces side by side. I have the frame work grooved all the way around. I agree I will do 2 together and then glue them. I guess I could put 3 1/2” thick slats on the back side to help keep them flat.


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#5 posted 10-28-2011 01:30 PM

You could also fashion a type of press, sandwiching the panels between a couple pieces of plywood and waxpaper (to keep from gluing everything together). The edges of the panel would need to stick out slighty so that you could apply sideways pressure with clamps to close the panel joint. Then tighten all your clamps a little at a time sequentially to keep everything flat and push the joint together at the same time. I would make sure that I did more sideways clamping than press clamping so that the panel pieces could still slide together.

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#6 posted 10-28-2011 01:44 PM

actually I just glue them normally , just be sure to get a cgood coat of glue in the small edge, and clamp flat ,and have one clamp up one down one up and so forth,, and leave them in clamps until you are ready to use them, also be sure to clean the glue squeeze out off , I usually let it set up until semi firm and use a chisel or scraper to “peel it ”, often will remove a clamp and clean under and then replace, also depending on how thin you resawed, I like to resaw a little heavy and then glue and do the final thicknessing after the glue is good and dry

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#7 posted 10-28-2011 03:04 PM

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