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10-05-2014 07:27 PM

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I’m getting the hang of the end-grain glue ups and finishing. Now I want to try a 3D type board. the question I have is about glue ups of angle cuts as in the picture below. It seems like the clamping pressure would tend to make the boards creep up. I know I will use cauls (sp) to keep them flat, but are there any tricks I should be aware of or pitfalls to avoid? As always, thanks for the help!

The photo is from a lumber jock’s project in 2011, but I can’t remember his name. Sorry.

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#1 posted 10-05-2014 07:41 PM

That is my glue up.
I used cauls to keep it flat.
I will try to find a pic of a similar glue up.

Edited to add:
Check out this blog it shows how I use cauls.
In the blog I am gluing 90 degree edges but I used the same technique on the above glue up with 45-60 degree angles. I think I used 4 sets of cauls to keep it flat. I glued all the strips at one time.

If you have more questions just ask.

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#2 posted 10-05-2014 09:20 PM

Thanks Scott! I knew it was you, I’m just old and senile. Today is my 66th birthday. ;)

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#3 posted 10-05-2014 10:10 PM

Don’t forget to put clear packaging tape on your cauls is the only thing I’m thinking of.

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#4 posted 10-05-2014 10:23 PM

Happy Birthday

+1 to the packing tape suggestion.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 12:49 AM

Happy Birthday my friend! (and here’s hoping for MANY more)

No help on the clamping issue but sounds like Scott has it covered.

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

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#6 posted 10-14-2014 08:46 PM

Have you had time to try this pattern yet?

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#7 posted 10-18-2014 07:05 PM

Scott, I haven’t had time to even see my wife. I’m taking care of a couple who’s wife is in hospice and dealing with leechy relatives. ;( Looking forward to getting back into the shop.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#8 posted 10-18-2014 09:38 PM

A little late to this game, there were some health issues, sorry.

Picture that the edges of your glue up are 90° vertical.

Cut some wood that gives you a caul, but also notch them so that they also have a 90° notch to hold the edge.
Make sure you make these things too long by about 3”.
Cut them in half. Cut a rabbet in each bitter end so they will line up in the same plane. Make sure they have plenty of room to slide.
When you have them done, slide them into each side and squeeze together with your favorite type of clamp.
Make more to use bottom and top to equalize the pressure.
If I made this a bit understandable, ask, maybe I can more usable for most people, except for some that can’t follow directions.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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