Roll Around Tool Cabinet #9: Frame and Panel Back and Doors Glued and Clamped

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 02-04-2017 05:35 AM 2019 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Cut 1/4" Panels and Dry Fit Frames and Panels Part 9 of Roll Around Tool Cabinet series Part 10: Fastened Frame and Panel Back onto Case »

After sanding all frame and panel parts to 220 grit, I dry fitted the back and doors again. My glue up of the back frame and panel was going to be done on my large assembly table. I knew this glue up would take a lot of time and patience. I selected Titebond III glue for its longer setup time.

I would use my long pipe clamps for the long length clamping needs. The pipe clamps would be used to close the frames onto the panels so they would be seated firmly together. Width-wise I would be using my 48 inch long Jorgensen F-style clamps along the frame parts that span the width of the back panel. From my dry-fit tests I knew if I clamped the frames tightly to the panels that the whole back would be fitted together squarely.

The small and large doors would be glued up on my small workbench. I would be using my parallel clamps for these doors.

I did not want to leave these frame and panel doors and back under extreme clamping pressure for very long. I was afraid too much pressure in the clamps would cause some cupping. I did initially apply pressure so the frames and panels would seat well; thus, make the frame and panels squarely formed and glued together. I backed off the clamping pressure once I knew the parts had seated well together.

I will let the glue dry overnight before working on them further in order to hang the doors on the case’s face frame.

-- --- Happy Howie

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