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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 03-30-2019 06:00 PM 302 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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03-30-2019 06:00 PM

Hi Everyone I am about to take on making what’s called a C table using only finger joints as the joinery method.. I have cut lots of finger joints over the years for boxes but never for anything like this type of table pictured below

I just not sure how to glue up the table when all the finger joints are interconnected

Any ideas!!!

-- 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 www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com


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OnhillWW

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#1 posted 03-30-2019 06:23 PM

I would use one of these options:

https://www.ptreeusa.com/clamp_clamping_square.html

I have the aluminum version and they get more use than I thought they would once I added them to my inventory.

Assemble one joint at a time and build it on edge to avoid gravity stressing a joint during setup and cure.

-- Cheap is expensive! - my Dad

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#2 posted 03-30-2019 06:34 PM



I would use one of these options:

https://www.ptreeusa.com/clamp_clamping_square.html

I have the aluminum version and they get more use than I thought they would once I added them to my inventory.

Assemble one joint at a time and build it on edge to avoid gravity stressing a joint during setup and cure.

- OnhillWW


Ok cool I have some of them and also some shop made right angle clamps for cabinet glue ups .. thanks

-- 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 www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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Tmanpdx

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#3 posted 03-30-2019 08:24 PM

You don’t need anything fancy – just do one side at a time and use a square to ensure they are square and glue them on edge. I use 2 wood handscrews clamps keep them on edge.

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JohnMcClure

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#4 posted 03-30-2019 08:30 PM

While I have nothing to contribute, I’m very curious how stable this will be. You’re very experienced and I have no doubt it will be a success, it just boggles my mind to see all the stress concentrated on those 90d joints and not have much flex – seems like it would be a spring! I guess even if it is a little springy, it would probably be just fine for the application… Please post the project when it’s done or update this thread to let us know how it went once the glue cures!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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Grandpa

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#5 posted 03-31-2019 03:30 AM

You are glues edge grain so strength shouldn’t be a problem Should works fine if the joints are snug

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