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Glue-up narrow boards

by EdsCustomWoodCrafts
posted 11-12-2018 11:24 PM

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#1 posted 11-13-2018 12:06 AM

You’re going to need a planer or a drum sander to smooth them out after the glue dries. A hand plane will take significantly more effort.

It’s okay that you don’t have a planer, but you’ll need a friend with a planer:)

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#2 posted 11-13-2018 12:13 AM

Kind of like making cutting boards. Lots of experience here in that particular topic. If it’s only 4.5” wide then a hand held belt sander should do the trick.

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#3 posted 11-13-2018 12:21 AM

Never heard of Beer Flights before today. So of course I look them up.

Why does it have to be 5 narrow pieces glued together?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#4 posted 11-13-2018 12:30 AM

looking at your list of projects im kinda surprised your asking such a question.its same as a wide panel just less wood between glue lines.dont over think it,you do nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 11-13-2018 12:31 AM

Never heard of Beer Flights before today. So of course I look them up.

Why does it have to be 5 narrow pieces glued together?

- AlaskaGuy

I want to use 3 species of wood and flights are not usually wide than 4.5” and it also increases the yield on the 1×3 pieces that I am using

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#6 posted 11-13-2018 02:57 AM

You bring the beer and you can use my woodmaster all day. :)

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#7 posted 11-13-2018 10:03 PM

Cauls ain’t gonna hurt nothing. When I glue up narrow boards like that, I just spot check with a straight edge when I get the clamps on and make sure it’s close to flat. Then a scraper or handplane makes quick work of getting it flat. I would advise though that if you’re planning to hand plane it, try to glue up so the grain is running the same direction on all the boards. It can save you a lot of tearout and loud cursin. DAMHIKT…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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