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Need suggestions on a certain type of joinery

by mortatone
posted 08-21-2016 05:27 AM

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 01:15 PM

To simply widen a board, a simple butt joint of the edges will be stronger than the wood. It’s the same as gluing up a panel. No biscuits, dowels, splines, or dovetail required. You do need to joint straight, smooth, perpendicular edges for the glue up. Sounds like you want this to look very nice, so you want tight joints. I use clamping cauls and regular F clamps, like this, to align and clamp.

Depending on your table saw, it might provide a cut that will work. I use a hand plane, but used to use a router table with fence to joint edges. Anything straight and long enough could be used as a template with a router, straight bit with bearing or a template bushing, to get a jointed edge.

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 01:21 PM

Just glue the strip in, no joinery needed. It’s a gift, don’t screw it up by making it unnecessarily complicated. Edge to edge glue joints are stronger than the wood. You will need some clamps and perhaps make some cauls.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 10:01 PM

I like simple. Woundn’t have thought that just straight gluing and pressing would be that strong but I’ll give it a try. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

And in case you’re interested, here’s one example of one of my amps from a while back. This one was done with a cheap Harbor Freight jig. The little grill snag got repaired.

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#4 posted 08-31-2016 06:11 PM

would it work if you tenon joint the two boards using two wooden sides, gluing everything nicely and using clamping cauls. If not, then gluing alone would be the best bet to go for.

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#5 posted 08-31-2016 06:21 PM

Straight panel glue will definitely work. But, dovetails will work too and would add some sexy!

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

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#6 posted 08-31-2016 06:50 PM

That’s pretty sick.

Yep, any glue surface with the grain will be stronger than the wood.

One I made for myself. Incomplete.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 09-01-2016 10:47 AM

I like Marshall’s idea. Tenon joint,finger joint, or even dovetails would add interest to the joint and add glue surface.

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#8 posted 09-01-2016 07:21 PM

Incomplete yet nicely done TheFridge

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