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Forum topic by Brohymn62 posted 04-11-2012 05:52 PM 1185 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-11-2012 05:52 PM

Hello everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to read… my question is in regards to the construction of a wooden cube puzzle. You can see pics of this cube on amazon at this link


... I’m planning on building this with 3/4” square blocks. I will be using maple and mahogany for the materials. I have a concern about gluing the pieces… I am going to be milling all the pieces to finish dimensions and then gluing them together into their final shapes… should I worry about which direction the grain flows when gluing them?

Thanks ahead of time!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#1 posted 04-11-2012 06:55 PM

Surprised none of the gurus have popped up in a hour ;-)) Long grain to end grain gluing isn’t the best.

-- 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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#2 posted 04-11-2012 07:03 PM

It’s not the best but for something like this puzzle where stress is not involved it’ll be OK. Use Titebond III sparingly and clamp the pieces.

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