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Forum topic by Rob Drown posted 10-27-2008 07:26 PM 1064 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rob Drown

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10-27-2008 07:26 PM

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I am building two bookcases for either side of the window in Sylvia’s Scrapbooking Studio. They are 92×36×13 nominal. There is a 31.5” high base and a 60.5” upper. 4 pieces total. She wanted them painted black so i decided to use poplar.

Everything was going great till the third glue up. We were hurring because of the glue setup time and put the left side on up side down. Having the pieces marked as to orientation would have prevented this but here I am.

What is the best way to fix

1. start over on this bookcase?

2. cut the left side off so as to leave the shelves intact and put on another left side?

3. smack the side so as to break the glue joints?

it is klingspore glue. no nails or screws.

Not soo good upper shelf unit

Bases

Good upper

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真


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Rob Drown

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#1 posted 10-27-2008 07:45 PM

I’ll try to post the pictures here.

not so good upper

bases

good upper

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 10-27-2008 07:49 PM

Nice work we all have to resolve problems in our day to day woodworking adventures that’s what makes it fun I siuppose. Good luck with your shelves they have turned out nice .kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 10-27-2008 08:08 PM

The only option that I can think of is to try smacking the glue joints apart. Any other fix seems like it would be more trouble than starting over.

Don’t feel bad. I’m always doing stuff like this. :-)

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

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#4 posted 10-27-2008 08:33 PM

Try a rubber mallet and a piece of wood along side the joint.
The wood will spread the force out a bit and hopfully avoid too much tear out at the glue joint.

Bob

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#5 posted 10-27-2008 10:20 PM

The heat gun is a great idea.

The heat gun in your picture might be overkill. Chilly or Boston Baked?

thanks everone!

I’ll post the results.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#6 posted 10-27-2008 11:23 PM

preliminary result…..

The heat gun w/ a little water spray, spreaders and a rubber mallet, popped it apart. I’ll have it back together soon. A bunch of wood and worked saved, LJ-OK.
THANKS

Rob

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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