Stepback Cupboard in Pine #2: Second Panel done, and a clean up..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-24-2018 02:36 AM 686 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Second panel was glued up….

Used the old jointer again….This time around, the clamps were a bit different.

Started with the middle clamp. Got all three boards in the same “plane” and made sure they stayed put. then worked my way towards the ends….the cauls were doubled up…
Less marks in the good wood. Far end used a pair of Visegrip Finger clamps to hold the pair…got a little crowded.

Good thing the clamp was already tightened down. Panel #1 was sitting off to the side, out of my way..

Well, today, between too many errands to be run, I did a bit of clean up on the second panel, after I got it out of the clamps…..had a few high spots to plane down..

Mainly along a glue joint….

And one spot in the middle of a board. Got out the square, to mark the ends..

One end, I can “shoot” with a plane…the other ends?

One panel (#1) was a bit longer than the other? We have ways…while I have them clamped up to shoot the other end, a straightedge and a circular saw will trim the bottom ends. Panels need clamped together, to joint the edge,until the panels are the same width..

I think old No.8 can deal with this little bit….

Maybe tomorrow, and no more errands to run..I can get a full afternoon, and maybe an evening IN the shop?
Stay tuned

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 03-05-2018 11:58 AM

If you are having such a difficult time getting the panel together with the myriad of clamps you are using, I would bet the the joints between your boards are off. Either use that no.8 to joint BOTH edges at the same time (complimentary angles) or if power jointing, alternate which edges go against the fence (again, complimentary angles). A single bar clamp on a spring joint will provide all the power you need to clamp IF the boards are properly prepared.

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#2 posted 03-05-2018 07:12 PM

I don’t use spring joints. I do use clamps the same way as always. I use cauls to keep a panel flat, in case the clamps try to bow the panels. I dry fit the joints, and remove all gaps with the jointer planes.
I coat one edge with glue, second board is then set into the glue, moved back and forth along the edge until I feel the glue grab hold. I could even just leave it alone at that point. Clamps will push out any excess glue. I stood all three boards up, in a dry fit….no gaps, nothing needed to keep them there. Even with the glue applied they just sat there, unsupported.
The No. 8 was used until I got a continuous shaving the length of the board…once that happened, I worked on the next edge. Have tried doing all the edges at once…..meh.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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