What would the minimum thickness, of a properly jointed, board, for edge
gluing be? I assume you couldn't edge glue veneer, nor would you actually
want to. Could you edge glue 1/8" stock? 3/16" stock? Assuming proper glue
and jointing. I would assume clamping could start to get tricky on thin
at some point your thin material ceases to support it's own weight. at
that point, like veneer, to be useful you'll need to attach it to a
substrate. it'll be edge glued, but the main thing holding it together
is the substrate.
clamping thin stock edge to edge is tricky. masking tape is pretty
useful as a clamp in these situations.
The thinest stock I've edge glued was 1/4" baltic birch plywood with
some white oak trim. I tried a edge to edge glue up and had trouble
getting a strong joint (probably because I couldn't clamp it very well).
I ended up using biscuits and didn't have any troubl with joint strength
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Think acoustic guitars, bookmatched tops and backs. These are usually glued
up with the plates rough sanded to the 1/8 inch range, then thickness sanded
down to the final desired thickness (anywhere from 2 mm (0.08in) up to 2.5 or
(around .1in) ). joints are usually glued with a little clamping pressure, but
it is not
uncommon for backs to butt the hardwood plates up to each other with just
enough pressure to keep the
join closed, and then soak the joint with CA.
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Center for Applied Coastal Research
OK - Thanks everyone for your replies! So veneer is edge glued, I have not
yet had the opportunity to work with veneer.
So, it seems any thickness can be edge glued. If the material can support
itself then it can be glued and stand alone, veneers, of course, get
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