Gluing & Assembling 1/4" plywood project

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Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 03-13-2009 04:25 AM 1156 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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03-13-2009 04:25 AM

Any tips for gluing and assembling small projects made of 1/4” or 1/8” plywood? The couple of times I have tried this turned into nightmares – unable to keep the parts square and aligned. I figure that rabbeted corner joints would be superior to butt joints. Wonder how some of the new “wood” CA glues would work as the only glue? Clamping guides such as those Rockler sells would be nice but most projects I’m thinking of would be too small to use them – and they are darned expensive for a couple of small pieces of plastic!


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#1 posted 03-13-2009 05:11 AM,43838

You can try this link for one of the best clamping tools I have ever used. Size of the wood doesn’t make any difference. I don’t know what you are gluing so, it may be too big as well….

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 10:35 PM

i perfer titebond 3, if possible put a thin coat on both parts, rub them together to produce heat at the joint.. almost shelf clamping.. then use that high end clamping tool called blue tape.. for picture frames, i never have enough corner clamps… painters tape works.. pretty good on band saw boxes as well where the shapes deny clamping with traditional clamps

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