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Forum topic by danzaland posted 07-19-2009 04:20 PM 956 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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danzaland

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07-19-2009 04:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: books table cutting board glue manual

I have a bunch of old computer manuals where some are almost 1000 pages and hate to just dump them. I guess in a TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) scenario I got plenty of TP, or fire material, but I would love to make something more useful.
I’ve thought about doing a table top in the vein of the end cut cutting board or table top.
Ideally I would get cut the books into 1/3’s or in 1/2, get the top edges all flush, bolt or glue them together, then build a frame around them and cut the bottom edge even. After assembly I’d like to put some sort of clear finish on it to show it off.

The big question that I have is do I try to glue the pages together? Wet glue and expanding pages would pose a problem.

Your thoughts?
Guess I have a project for the week, or maybe should finish the other table….

-- I don't know what God is. But I know what He ISN'T - Jordan Maxwell


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 07-19-2009 04:37 PM

I wouldn’t glue the pages together. If I’m picturing it correctly, I would just assemble as you like and pour a clear 2-part epoxy bar-coating over the whole thing.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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John

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#2 posted 07-19-2009 07:30 PM

Something like this. We used to use this product back in the “70’s”. Still going strong after all these years.

http://www.eti-usa.com/consum/envtex/envlite.htm

-- John

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