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Forum topic by Estey posted 02-20-2014 04:52 PM 787 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2014 04:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw box glueing drawer

Hi all, first time poster long time lurcher.

I have a question for those who like to make bandsaw boxes. On the procedures of slicing off the back of the blank and the fronts and backs of the drawers. When it is time to glue them back on…do most of you simply line them up and glue them back on OR do you sand them to flatten the mating faces first?

I have been using the latter method as my intent is to make those lines a invisible as possible but find sometimes I create some problems for myself in terms of being off plane and having to do some recovery work.

Any tips?


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#1 posted 02-20-2014 05:29 PM

I just line them up and glue them back on. If your bandsaw is not producing a clean enough cut to be able to do this, you may not have enough tension on it or be using the wrong blade for the size of cut you’re trying to do.

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 06:48 PM

I do the same as Elizabeth. Early on I did sand first & found that if I had wavered at all in my original cut, sanding created a nightmare getting a “match” back.
If I have a shallow box depth I might hand sand the back only in the areas where it’s not glued so it will be a nice finish for those few that desire to feel the inside back of the box.

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 12:24 AM

I, too, just glue them back on.

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 01:34 AM

No sanding here either.

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 01:53 AM

Just glue them as is, you’re making more work for yourself.

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 10:35 PM

Thanks everyone. Bondo was right…... more work than I need to do.

Elizabeth, I use a 3/16 10 TPI blade which should be fine as long as I don’t rush it.

I prefer to flock the drawers but I plan to make some out of aromatic cedar so those I will just finish.

I appreciate all the advise

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