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David Hacke

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03-12-2012 04:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question cedar joining

I make 24” X 48” cedar panel out of 5/4 cedar decking. I plane the boards down to around 7/8” and then square the edges. I then glue up 12-1/4 ” X 48” peices after they dry I plane them to 3/4” and glue two together to make my 24” X 48” panels but am having a hard time on this last joint I put bicsutes in this joint but it still seams to never come out just perfect and you can always feel where i sand them off with my orbital air sander. Any sugestions would be grate.


-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 05:09 AM

This is the task that makes planes really shine. It doesn’t take that much to get it right from that point. If you are not that worried about it being super flat, you can go over it with a smoothing plane and the differences will just disappear. A little work with a jointer and it will be as flat as you could ever want. Another approach is to go at it with a well sharpened card scraper. A little bow in it and it will shave them off quite even.

Be careful with biscuits like this and use small ones. They can telegraph up to the surface as the biscuit swells.

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