7 Tips For Tricky Glue Ups
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Glue-ups are always a stressful moment - you have a short timeframe to correctly align the parts you've been working on for some time, and failure to do so can compromise your results.So, I figured I'd share some tips that I've learned over time, through many a stressful and suspenseful glue-up.
1.Do a dry-run.Scott Francis, our books editor, is getting ready to glue up this massive maple hallway bench.You can set aside all the clamps, look at your project and feel good going into a glue-up, but once the glue is one, you might (if you're like me) lose a few IQ points.
Doing a full run-through of the process, as if there is glue on the joints, will let you know where the clamps go, if you've got the right ones, if your cauls will interfere, or if you need more time or a helping hand.
2.Wax your joints.Here, I'm applying paste wax to the outside of a glue joint, wherever squeeze-out might occur.When I'm using shellac or another film finish that needs to be applied to surfaces that will be inaccessible to finish after the workpiece is together, I put some wax around the closed joints, wherever squeeze-out might...