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PresidentsDad

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08-23-2019 01:46 AM

Hey All,
I’ve got a project going where I need to glue some small pieces of plywood (like 1.5” x .75” x .5”) on end (aka edge) to a larger piece of plywood (that is .25” thick). These will act as stops for some semi small parts storage (like thin table legs). My question: Is wood glue enough for this? What about CA glue? In either case, do I need pin nails? Thanks in advance for your assistance!


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#1 posted 08-23-2019 02:07 AM

Edge to edge or edge to face? It sounds like edge to face, in which case do you have access to the backside? I would personally do wood glue with a brad nail through the back. Can you provide a picture of them mocked up?

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PresidentsDad

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#2 posted 08-23-2019 03:21 AM

Diagrams I have for the build are copyrighted, so probably not, but think of standing up a small piece of plywood where the edge (where the layers are) are glued to the face of the larger piece of plywood. I do have access to the backside.


Edge to edge or edge to face? It sounds like edge to face, in which case do you have access to the backside? I would personally do wood glue with a brad nail through the back. Can you provide a picture of them mocked up?

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#3 posted 08-23-2019 03:30 AM

The edge of plywood is basically 50% long grain, so gluing to the face of plywood will be a strong joint. When I put together jigs, etc, I often use pin nails. Not so much for strength, but to keep the pieces in place while I clamp them.

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