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Forum topic by Phalanx1862 posted 10-21-2019 03:43 AM 396 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Phalanx1862

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10-21-2019 03:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cutting board glue up drunken

Hey y’all! I’m currently working on a drunken cutting board, and a question hit me that someone with more experience may be able to answer. I understand how the glue holds when the board is glued together lengthwise, but how does it hold when glued together the other way? In my mind that is an end grain to end grain joint, and I was sure that an end grain glue joint was weaker than a piece of wet cheese being stepped on by a grizzly bear. I know it doesn’t have to be super strong due to it not being used as a structural element, but I was curious. Either way, I’m past that point in the glue up process anyways, just a question that popped into my mind. Thanks for reading.


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#1 posted 10-22-2019 02:12 AM

It would be end grain, but it works, I just don’t know how or why. I used Titebond III. Mel

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#2 posted 10-22-2019 07:57 PM

Haha! Yeah man, it doesn’t seem to make any sense, but it does work. I took mine out of clamps last night and tried to bend it with my hands to the point of breaking it, wouldn’t bust. I didn’t try to snap it over my knee either though. Either way, like Peter Brown did in his video, I’m going to laminate the two I have to make a thicker one, just because I like thicker boards. While unnecessary, I probably will flip it so that the joints don’t lay directly on top of each other, just to make myself feel better.

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