I'm about ready to start jointing and planing, and then edge gluing several
panels for a chest of drawers/changing table that I'm building. The wood is
ash, if that makes any difference.
My question is that I only have enough clamps to probably glue up 2, maybe 3
panels at once (I have 7 total that I need to glue for this project). All
of the panels are meant to be 3/4" thick and the rough lumber is somewhere
around 7/8" to 1". Due to the large number of boards involved (most of the
stock is ~5-6" wide and I'm making panels of 22", 15" and 23" wide and 48",
49", 27" and 23" lengths) I would prefer to do all the milling for these
pieces at once to make sure that they all are exactly the same. This is
mainly a concern with the thickness planer, I think.
The only thing is, I've surfaced some ash in the past and had some minor
cupping occur, so I was thinking maybe it would be better to only surface
and glue the boards that I'll be clamping right away.
The humidity isn't too high today, but in the next few days we're supposed
to get rain. So, I'm in a bit of a conundrum.
If anyone has any tips for this issue, I'd appreciate it.
p.s. The "get more clamps" tip is one I already have thought of, but can't
seem to find the $$ to make happen right now.