End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #7: Fairly straight forward???

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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-09-2011 12:34 PM 13326 reads 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The next step, now that the timber is dressed to size…..and more fun than sanding…

The Glue Up…

Notice I have purposely left the outer pieces longer… this is to help when the cross cutting is done..

The clamps are set up to size and all pieces are rotated 90 degrees on edge [all exept the last one] and glue is applied to the edge…only one edge receives glue… this makes it quicker if you are doing a production run…I use Titebond III…

Using a rubber roller spread the glue evenly,

Roll each piece back and tighten the clamps… use only sufficient pressure to cause a small amount of squeeze out…

Note the third clamp in the centre… to ensure even pressure..

The alternative board was a little more difficult due to the angled edges… they wanted to ride up when the clamps were tightened…. even tho I used Compress-X....

2 Timber Cauls and 3 G-clamps were used to hold the boards down and flat… and prevent the riding up of the edges…

Not really that much more difficult … just a little awkward.

Next episode will be a video… so stay tuned to crosscutting and selecting the final pattern…

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 12:41 PM

glue boards – check

wait – check

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 02:03 PM

Ohhhh…. I have never seen a clamp like the one in the last picture. That is very cool! Yet again I see and learn something new….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 02:14 PM

very good Larry.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 02:42 PM

Very interesting, you refer to those as G clamps huh? I’ve always heard and called them C clamps, but now that I think about it they do look more like a G! :-) Looking good, I’ve always wanted to try bevels on the strips but haven’t had a chance thus far.

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 03:15 PM

i like those timber cauls need to know where to get them

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 03:32 PM

Looks good, Larry.

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#7 posted 06-09-2011 03:52 PM


thanks to rich greer,43838,47843&ap=1

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 06-09-2011 04:54 PM

Woodcraft has some for about 20

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 06-09-2011 07:14 PM

Now, we’re moving!

Thank you.

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 12:26 AM

I like your clamps Larry. The link that David provided above to the shopsmith site appears to be the closest to the clamps in your picture.

I just used the Panel Max Glue Press from Peachtree for the first time a couple of days ago. It’s rather awkward to use, but maybe I just need more practice. It essentially does the same thing, only you’re not limited to minimum widths as you are with the ones on the shopsmith site. The glue press will supposedly glue up any widths from 0-5”. I glued-up 2+inch stock for an end grain board I’m making. This system isn’t inexpensive, but I got it for not quite half price at the woodworking show last year and would not have purchased it if it hadn’t been discounted. I’ll be curious to try it on some larger glue-ups. I used a nice thick caul on the top and the bottom to help evenly distribute the clamping pressure. I’m sure the next time I use it, it’ll work even better as I get used to using it.

Here’s a photo of it in-action, along with some other supplementary clamps just to make sure:

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 06-10-2011 12:36 AM

Check out the site… Compress X Clamps..

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#12 posted 06-10-2011 01:08 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 06-10-2011 01:29 AM


I just realized I have been sleeping during class… I hope the punishment is not too severe for first offence.

I actually missed two blogs… I would like to blame it on a computer glich :)

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#14 posted 06-10-2011 06:46 PM

Very good Mate, love the timber and the caul clamps. Man they sure would help out in glue ups. Don’t forget that hearing protection!! LOL! I’m already half deaf, so why bother. I know morse code.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 06-11-2011 04:46 AM

Looking good Larry. Those compress clamps are brilliant. Must get a pair.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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