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Forum topic by Kennyl posted 02-12-2014 12:23 PM 567 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kennyl

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02-12-2014 12:23 PM

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I need advice how to glue up essentially a raised panel door,actually side panel of a router table I am building.I made the mistake of dimensioning the wood,how can I keep everything aligned.I use unistrut to keep panel flat,Idea from fellow lumberjock but how do I make ends of my boards even.

-- Kennyl


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#1 posted 02-12-2014 12:33 PM

... depends on what tools you have on hand.

Dowels work. There are a lot of ways to do dowels and
for alignment you can even use little 1/8” or larger craft
wood dowel rod. Getting the holes exactly where you
want them can be tricky without either a dowel jig
or brad point drill bits. Standard drill bits will “walk” on
the wood and won’t be centered precisely.

You can apply c-clamps with little caul covered with
wax paper to the ends to keep the ends lined up. Maybe
you can just wax the cauls. The important thing is
not to glue the cauls to the board you’re making.

I have sometimes used little brad nails. I hammer them
in halfway to one board edge, then clip of the heads
so about 1/8” protrudes. As I carefully close the clamps,
the clipped brads maintain alignment and fight the
slipping factor of the glue.

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#2 posted 02-12-2014 01:15 PM

Loren
You sparked a thought,what if I used good straight piece of wood nailed into each end of panel,then simply remove nailed on wood when glue up is done,perhaps you and I are saying the samething.

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 01:19 PM

Not the same idea I think, but fiddle with some scrap
if you like to see if your idea is going to work.

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