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#1 posted 11-04-2018 12:24 AM

I just had the time to watch the first linked video, this is beautiful! Absolutely perfect , and exactly what I needed – thanks AlaskaGuy, and everyone for that matter.

...with the glue up I used (face referenced my dining table for flatness) I could not get to the glue on the face as it dried to scrape ahead of time. Live and learn I suppose.

- jutsFL

Yeh, that is the nature of the beast. I would imagine that you had some sort of plastic down to protect the table and the squeeze out got spread out pretty thin between the piece and the plastic.

First, a “great idea” commendation for using your dining room table as an assembly table. Second, a “most understanding spouse” commendation (if you are married) to whoever actually allowed you to do this. My wife is very understanding and supportive, but trust me, there ain t no glue-ups happening on our dining room table!

The good news is that the squeeze out looks pretty limited and thin. I have found that if I get everything in place, lightly draw up the clamps, then tighten up a bit on the cauls before the final clamping pressure is applied most of the squeeze out is directed upwards (at least it seems that way). I do tend to use more cauls on a piece that size.

- Kazooman

The dining table reference worked very well for the flatness of the panel… But had obvious shortcomings :)

...and, yes, my wife is wildly leniant with the stuff I get away with from this borderline obsession with woodworking. Not only was I able to use the table, but it remained there overnight – with my mother in law visiting at the time !

Appreciate the tip as well. Ive noticed very quickly from the gentleman I buy my lumber from in town – 10sec worth if a mans thoughts thats been doing this for a lifetime, is equivelent to roughly 7 days of profanity filled blunders in the garage :)

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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