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lateralus819

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08-25-2014 08:28 PM

So I have the rough shell assembled (Dry).

I used lock rabbets, and i noticed on dry assembly it’s off square but i can tilt it into square. Whats some tips to keep it square during glue up? It’s quite big at roughly 32” wide x 40” tall.

Also, how have you guys hung yours? I know a lot due french cleats. I was thinking of insetting the back 3/4” and putting the cleat in that way. That way it isn’t visible from the side and it’s not breasted out that 3/4”.


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#1 posted 08-25-2014 08:59 PM

I made these for keeping carcases square during glue up. I got the plans from Wood Magazine. The large ones are 12” and the smaller ones are 7” on a side. Made from 3/4” plywood and I put packing tape on the edges to keep them from getting glued to a project.

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 09:04 PM

Thanks bondo! I’ll make some. I understand the smaller angles but what are the circles for?

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 09:19 PM

lateralus819,

I haven’t made any of these, but I’m guessing the hole is to hang out of the way when not in use.

Maybe I’m wrong, and if so, please correct me Bondo.

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 09:28 PM

I run a bar or pipe clamp laterally as i am clamping and leave it ln until glue has set. I might have to make some of those.

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#5 posted 08-25-2014 11:05 PM

I use the cross clamps as well.

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#6 posted 08-26-2014 12:11 AM

Are you guys talking from corner to corner?

I’m kicking myself in the butt over all these rabbets and dados. Had i known what i was going to do for layout i could have done them all at the same time, and all the inner shelves would be the same length.

I have to take twice as long to check fit and length. Argh!

I ended up cutting the inner framework down 5/8” in it’s width. Which allows a 1/8” back and a 1/2” board for a cleat.

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#7 posted 08-26-2014 12:41 AM

Shelf bracket form the hardware store work for clamping a box into a square configuration.

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#8 posted 08-26-2014 01:57 AM


Thanks bondo! I ll make some. I understand the smaller angles but what are the circles for?

- lateralus819

I use the hole to hold it to the carcase w/ a spring clamp while I put f clamps on the flat spots and yes I hang them by the holes too. It saves having to have 3 hands. Here is the link.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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