Eighteenth Century Cabinet #7: Video of Curved Glueup

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 03-27-2021 02:28 PM 1260 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Side Panels ... Parquetry / Marquetry Part 7 of Eighteenth Century Cabinet series Part 8: Progress on the 18 C. Cabinet »

Here’s the video of the first stage of gluing up the curved side. In this stage the marquetry is not glued to the cabinet. It is laminated into a custom curved piece of plywood with two thin poplar veneers. This will be removed, trimmed and then glued to the cabinet in stage two. This will help stabilize the marquetry against forces in the cabinet and will facilitate accurate placement.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 03-27-2021 03:00 PM

Watching this makes me want to start using my clamps again! Always the stressful part of gluing up a Marquetry panel making sure you’ve got it just right. Looking good Paul!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#2 posted 03-27-2021 03:08 PM

Very interesting!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 03-27-2021 04:03 PM

Thanks for the video, Paul! Fascinating.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 03-27-2021 10:29 PM

Thanks for sharing. Glue time is always stressful.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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#5 posted 03-31-2021 03:34 AM

I have a question about old brown glue. Was your bottle heated up or room temp.
Interesting work.

-- Aj

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#6 posted 03-31-2021 04:18 AM

It was at HHG temperature, 140 F. OBG is a gel at room temperature. It doesn’t need to be that hot but I wanted good penetration and the shop wasn’t very warm.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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