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Recycle a few scraps #1: Getting to a glue up...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-20-2021 11:55 PM 665 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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One of the chores in the last few projects, is ripping a panel, or just a plank, to get to a certain width. usually results in a strip of scrap…..that for some reason or other, I just can’t throw out. After a while, there is a pile of the strips of scraps…too small to do much more than a few cauls….which get tossed away once the clamps are done with them…

So…some thinking was done, dangerous I know…about gluing up a panel of those scraps…the space between the riser on my bandsaw and the blade is about ~ 12”.....maybe run the strips of scrap through as a crosscut.

Cut out the worst sections…set each “batch” over on the bench. Start sorting through, some were just not woth the effort…trash can. Some, rather most did need a swipe of three with a plane, so the gaps between the strips would go away.. try to vary which type of wood was beside which other type of wood….was finally able to try to glue these up….about like trying to herd cats…

And..hopefully, they don’t slip and slide too much….let this sit a day…

This morning…removed the clamps….then had to trim the ends a bit..yes, a few did slip and slide..

One of the problems using a wooden jawed vise to assist with a glue up….squeeze outs want to get attached to ….something…wooden jaws especially…panel was stuck…one whack with my hand, to cure that?

Ow!....them pointy things are sharp!

next….had quite a few high spots to beltsander down…along with the dried glue”points”....in the midst of doing that….panel decides it did not want to stay put…and off the bench and onto the floor it went…fine..

It broke cleanly along one glue line….worked on both sections, getting close to flat, and the same thickness for each…some involved the tablesaw, some the beltsander….then,

Plane fun! Going across the grain, then slightly at the diagonals….getting the two sections close to matching each other…

Then see just how the edges match up…

Edges lined up, but one was beveled? Got that fixed, try again..

Much better, and..I don’t have to herd cats! Glue, cauls, and clamps next..

3 F clamps, and c clamps to tighten up the cauls…..having learned my lessen, I moved the glue-up AWAY from the vise..

Where it cannot stick to anything…

Stay tuned….

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



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 03-21-2021 02:04 AM

You’re making a board! ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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