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Forum topic by steliart posted 07-03-2013 01:21 PM 891 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2013 01:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: glue time between glue glue wait waiting dry drying time glue time set-up set up setup

If you have to wait for the glue to set up, and there’s nothing else to do on your project, how do you spend those 20-30 (or more) minutes in the shop?

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#1 posted 07-03-2013 01:22 PM

Sharpen / hone a chisel or 2, have a cold beverage, clean up a little bit.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 01:23 PM

Cleanup time!!!! Get the vacuum and clean up the dust, or depending on the time going to bed!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#3 posted 07-03-2013 02:14 PM

For some wierd reason there always seems to be one or ten more projects to work on while the glue is
drying. One of these days I will get organized enough to only have one project going at a time, but that
might be boring.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 07-03-2013 02:54 PM

This time of year, go inside, enjoy the air conditioning and have a cold drink.

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#5 posted 07-03-2013 02:58 PM

There always seem to be constructive things to do in the shop no matter what. If nothing else, at times like those a little cleaning up is always constructive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 07-03-2013 03:10 PM

depending on the project I either clean up, preparing machines/bench/setup for next step.

that said, I usually try to plan it out that while 1 part is glued up, I can work on another part of the project. and when that part is in glueup I can go back to part 1 for continuing work.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 07-03-2013 04:39 PM

I haven’t said myself what I do! LOL
Now-days if there’s nothing to do in-between glue time or if is just clean-up the shop, I might get lazy (eventually I do that every couple of days), then I will go on my laptop and probably come here to LJs and read/comment on a few projects.
Most times I do have things to do or to prepare for later steps.


-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#8 posted 07-03-2013 04:55 PM

”...This time of year, go inside, enjoy the air conditioning and have a cold drink….”

EXACTLY! Especially here in the Southwest. We have been know to have 100 consecutive days at +100F temperatures and that cold drink and AC come in handy!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 07-03-2013 05:01 PM

Mike, if you do, make one a salute to the Hot Shots from Prescott and their families. We get to do our hobby in relative safety because of first responders like them. Go in peace.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#10 posted 07-03-2013 06:12 PM

Go in and take a nap… way I know how to kill glueing time…........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#11 posted 07-03-2013 07:44 PM

I clean up. Grab a cup og coffee and check LJ

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#12 posted 07-03-2013 07:46 PM

Have another beer! Or two.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#13 posted 07-03-2013 07:51 PM

I thought that’s what Lumberjocks was for?

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

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#14 posted 07-03-2013 08:15 PM

If I have to wait 20-30 minutes for glue set up time, I just make it an hour or so and clean up, enjoy a cold beer if all of the digit removal equipment is done for the day and smoke a good cigar while listening to some old rock and roll. Chances are, if it is near the end of the day, the glue up will get a lot of drying time.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#15 posted 07-03-2013 09:10 PM

Cleaning and having some more ice coffee.

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