Tips on Gluing up 18 dust frames at once

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Forum topic by sugerman posted 01-31-2013 02:57 AM 764 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2013 02:57 AM

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Made 18 dust frames for my shop cabinets. They have half lap joints at the corners. I’m trying to figure out the best way to get them all glued up and in clamps without A) filling my shop with 18 dust frames with 4 clamps each (one each corner) or B) letting them go out of square while trying to press a subset in a single set of 4 clamps.

Any tips on keeping things square while being able to put more than 1 dust frame in the same set of 4 clamps?

Also, what’s a good material to separate the frames with to keep squeeze out from gluing them together? Was thinking plastic wrap or wax paper.

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#1 posted 01-31-2013 03:08 AM

I’d probably use wax paper, and pop a couple of brads into each joint if you have a gun. Stack em with wax paper between the joints and clamp.

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#2 posted 01-31-2013 03:25 AM

If you can clamp and then brad nail from the back, that should speed the process. I use plastic dry cleaning or trash bags to keep glue where I want it.

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