Thursday, August 7, 2008

Edge-Gluing Technique

Here's an idea that might make gluing up panels a little easier. When edge-gluing several boards to make a panel, I start by laying the boards in order on the pipe clamps to be certain that they're arranged the way I want them. Then, I carefully stand each board up on edge to apply the glue.
The only problem is that a board on edge (especially a wide one) will tip over at the slightest bump. And when one board goes, they all go over -- just like row of dominoes.
To prevent this from happening, I clip a spring clamp on one end of each board. The spring clamps the board up above the pipe, and the handle serves as a stand.
You can get more woodworking tips and techniques from Woodsmith delivered to your computer each week. Here's the sign-up.

No comments: