endgrain cutting board #3

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Forum topic by toolie posted 09-26-2017 01:10 AM 577 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2017 01:10 AM

comments and constructive critiques appreciated.

walnut, hard maple and cherry. one issue that’s come up in all three of the boards i’ve made so far. when gluing up the strips and then the endgrain glue up, the boads are “squewing” so they are not square after the glue dries, necessitating making the boards a bit smaller by squaring them up on the table saw sled.

any suggestions from others who have successfully glued up engdrain boards as to what I might be doing wrong during the glue ups?


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#1 posted 09-26-2017 04:07 AM

I when gluing up pieces always put glue on one piece and then rub the two mating surfaces together. That causes a suction between the two and keeps them in place as long as you don’t go torquing down on the clamps. The rub joint is also good for glueing up panels but when I do that I leave the panel sitting up right with the glue joint horizontal and leave it standing on edge like that over night.

I like the look of the cutting board you did a good job.

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#2 posted 09-26-2017 11:53 AM

I use bessey k-body clamps and I haven’t run into any issues with them allowing the pieces to be clamped down out of square. I do clamped cauls along the edges to keep everything lined up perpendicular to the primary clamped axis so I won’t have a bunch of waste trimmed from the edges.

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#3 posted 09-26-2017 12:31 PM

I make my boards oversize Then true them up at the end.

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