I have 4 pieces of walnut, a bit over 1/8" thick, and about 5" wide and
What is the best way of edge gluing these together?
I have tried clamping, (and taping) but can not see how to keep all the
pieces level with each other. To make matters worse, the pieces are
perhaps +- 1/16" of each other in thickness. I don't have a drum sander,
so was hoping to glue them so one face is in a plane, and to sand/scrape
the other face smooth.
Actually, not completely. I did run each newly exposed face over the
jointer after cutting with the band saw, but only enough to take out any
bad irregularities. The edges were jointed before resawing.
I am veneering the top of a cabinet.
To be successful they really need to be the same thickness, as clamping
works much better if they are. Also you don't need to use a whole lot of
clamping pressure ... easy does it.
Much as the other poster said, use bricks to keep thin parts flat when
clamping. Not a bad idea to keep a bunch of bricks in the shop, covered with
duct tape, as they come in handy on many glue-ups.
Thanks for the link. I now remember seeing the show, and that is exactly
what I tried! I think my problem was 1.)I am trying to glue 4 boards at
once. Perhaps 2 at a time would be better. and 2.) the pieces are a bit
different thicknesses, but this would again be helped by gluing 2 at
once, I think.
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