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Forum topic by Sirgreggins posted 330 days ago 941 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sirgreggins

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330 days ago

I know this sounds strange but the picture below will illustrate what happened. I made a cherry picture frame this weekend but during the clamping one of the corners slid up so the top of the face isnt flush. The problem with cleaning this up is tricky to me because i have cut bevels in the face of the frame. For the flat reveal i can use my block plane, but how do i flush up the bevel? Thanks


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REO

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#1 posted 330 days ago

carefully use a chisle and blend over a distance? how did you fasten the corner. can you carefully separate itby breaking the glue line on the end grain? if that is possible reglue properly.

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Sirgreggins

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#2 posted 330 days ago

any recommendations on how to pull that corner apart without stressing the others? I used a bessey band clamp.

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 330 days ago

My thoughts are to take apart that joint from the back use a coping saw to get part way through and then drive a chisel in to split it. My concern is that even if you get it apart how are you going to get glue back in there. My more radical suggestion is use the miter saw and cut through all four joints and start over. The ends will be clean of glue and you won’t lose much in size.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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TimberFramerBob

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#4 posted 330 days ago

Miter gauge it at 45 degrees on a band saw very carefully and re-glue? technically it’ll be out of square but for a picture frame i doubt anyone would pick it up

-- ..........a man who works with his hands, his brains, and his heart.....is an artist.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 329 days ago

You should be able to “unglue” that with a heat gun and then reglue it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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69BBNova

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#6 posted 329 days ago

I can barely remember, but I swear I read somewhere on LJs about mineral spirits helping soften up a glue joint enough to break it free.

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cutmantom

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#7 posted 329 days ago

Lacquer thinner not mineral spirits

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69BBNova

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#8 posted 329 days ago

Thanks for the correction cutmantom…

I knew I read something…lol

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tomd

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#9 posted 329 days ago

I agree with gfadvm a heat gun or if not available a hair dryer will heat up the glue, it will become soft again and release if you used woodworking glue.

-- Tom D

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 329 days ago

Not sure a hair dryer will work but worth a try if no heat gun available. If it doesn’t work, I would get a heat gun before I gave up.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Sirgreggins

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#11 posted 329 days ago

thanks everyone. I will try the heat gun first. If this doesn’t work for any reason i’ll use my coping saw. LJ’s comes through for me again

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waho6o9

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#12 posted 329 days ago

A real thin kerf like a coping saw is the route I’d take as well.

Easy peasy.

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cabmaker

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#13 posted 329 days ago

Block plane would fix it. another way I have rectified similar problems is to bandsaw the bad joint and the adjacent , clean em up and re-glue .

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Moron

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#14 posted 329 days ago

without breaking the joint, the odds of making the error disappear are slim leaving it as unnoticeable as a missing front tooth.

If the miter joint is just butted (no spline/biscuit/tenon) then you should be able to use a hammer to break it, remembering to use a small scrap of wood as not to dent the frame

Good luck

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Sirgreggins

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#15 posted 329 days ago

i will take it apart and re glue. Once i have the joint the way i want and it’s dry, then i’ll put it splines

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