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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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04-19-2019 12:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: glue up sequence serving tray

Hi Everyone

A quick question I am making a breakfast serving tray that consist of a tongue and groove base made of 4 boards.. I need to cut tongues in the the sides of each board and I am wondering do I glue up the panel first and cut the tongues.. or cut the tongues on each workpiece then glue it up

To further clarify the base panel is to fit inside a groove I have already cut into the frame of the tray

-- 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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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 04-19-2019 01:15 PM

I’d cut it after? If I read you right.

Then again I wouldn’t cut a tongue and groove at all. A bare glue joint will hold a lot and forever.

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#2 posted 04-19-2019 02:03 PM

I wouldn t cut a tongue and groove at all.
A bare glue joint will hold a lot and forever.
- Craftsman on the lake

I also don’t really understand the process you are using.
are you going to make a rabbet groove in the bottom
as per this drawing ??

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#3 posted 04-19-2019 02:22 PM



I wouldn t cut a tongue and groove at all.
A bare glue joint will hold a lot and forever.
- Craftsman on the lake

I also don t really understand the process you are using.
are you going to make a rabbet groove in the bottom
as per this drawing ??

.

- John Smith

I’m not making a rabbeted groove just a groove in the bottom.. anyway I decided to glue the panel up then make passes over a 1/4” dado stack that reveals a tongue that will fit into the groove like a drawer construction method but with multiple boards

-- 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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#4 posted 04-19-2019 02:36 PM


I’m not making a rabbeted groove just a groove in the bottom.. anyway I decided to glue the panel up then make passes over a 1/4” dado stack that reveals a tongue that will fit into the groove like a drawer construction method but with multiple boards

- EdsCustomWoodCrafts

I get it.. Yes, like making a drawer bottom. More work but a good way to join the bottom to the sides.

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#5 posted 04-19-2019 02:51 PM

I agree the best way to go especially since your using a solid wood bottom as opposed to a ply panel, it will allow your wood to move without splitting your sides. Same idea as in the resent “Doll Cradle” post. And you were right in gluing up the panel first, eliminates edge splintering.

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#6 posted 04-19-2019 03:32 PM



I agree the best way to go especially since your using a solid wood bottom as opposed to a ply panel, it will allow your wood to move without splitting your sides. Same idea as in the resent “Doll Cradle” post. And you were right in gluing up the panel first, eliminates edge splintering.

- Carlos510

Thanks Carlos I am also not got to glue the base panel into the sides, I will leave it floating in the groove that way they can move with seasonal humidity, good idea or no???

-- 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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#7 posted 04-19-2019 03:47 PM

Maybe put a coat of shellac before glue up to help in the finishing process?

Sometimes I tape off the glue areas and apply a finish to help in the glue clean up process

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#8 posted 04-19-2019 03:50 PM

Yes thats the way to do it. Wood movement keeps coming up, after working the wood for a while, the woodworker understands this, the beginner sometimes has to learn this the hard way. When I was young and starting out, I built a swing crib for my young one. I supported the bottom on cleats clued and screwed around the bottom edge. With wood movement I ended up cracking one of the solid end pieces. The cleats kept everything strong but that crack was there to remind my that wood moves as strongly as the freeze and thaw cycle of ice, for years. Ha, ha.

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