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Forum topic by harum posted 12-09-2013 04:24 AM 716 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-09-2013 04:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question joining sanding plane

Hello, I have been given several nice blocks of walnut of exactly 2”×2”×36”, which have been perfectly trued, squared and dimensioned a while ago; don’t know what they are for. But, if I want to use one of them in a tabletop glue-up, do I have to plane its edges to expose fresh wood for better binding or this is not necessary? I am reluctant to mess with this already perfect surface and will only do resurfacing if it is required. Thanks, h.

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 04:43 AM

If you can dry clamp them and the joints look tight and square,
you don’t need to do anything. The glue will stick just fine.

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