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Posted on Clamping technique? Is this a thing? Question from a novice!

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#1 posted 01-26-2018 08:38 PM

Shane—Your cutting boards look great, but you should be aware that you have glued-up a cross-grain situation and may have made boards that are destined to self-destruct. You are approaching the realm of the Panel of Doom

Read a little about wood movement. It is real, and should be provided for in anything made of wood..

- jerryminer

Jerry, thanks for the link! I read it from top to bottom. And as a rookie, no, it’s not something I’ve thought of, even though I’ve repaired doors in my home due to the same thing… You’d think I’d have made the connection! Sometimes my excitement of doing this outweighs me taking a minute to use common sense like that… So, question… in this situation, would a biscuit joiner help? I didn’t use one on the two boards I posted the link for, but I have used biscuits in others to solidify them.

I need to share this place with some of my other wood working friends. The info, freely given, on here is invaluable! My wife says this is my new Facebook!!!

-- Shane

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