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bruce47

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08-10-2020 07:47 PM

I guess joinery is the right topic? I want to make a workbench out of 2X4 lumber. My questions are, do I need to place biscuits between the 2X4’s as I am putting it together or just glue it? And, is Titebond III good enough to use or should I use a different kind of glue? Thanks for the help.
Bruce


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#1 posted 08-10-2020 08:13 PM

Are you laminating them together? If you get them very flat and square using a jointer and planer they will be fine without biscuits. If planing by hand it all depends on your skill in planning.

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#2 posted 08-10-2020 08:32 PM

The only help biscuits will give you is for ease of alignment. They will not add any strength to a glue up like this. Titebond 3 will work fine.

-- Darrel

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#3 posted 08-10-2020 09:17 PM

Thanks so much. Yes, I am laminating them together and I have a planer as well as a jointer. I will post a picture when it’s done. Don’t try to hold your breath, I get things done but not very fast. I am kind of excited about this project though, it will help in getting my workshop better organized. Thanks again.
Bruce

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#4 posted 08-11-2020 01:22 PM

adding biscuits will just make the glue-up more stressful.
It isn’t that difficult, see:
https://paulsellers.com/2012/06/how-to-build-a-workbench-video-with-paul-sellers-part-1/

The laminated slab is planed out of wind and flat afterwards.
Contrary to what is shown in the video, I would start clamping in the middle; it is then easier to get the lamination out of wind.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#5 posted 08-11-2020 04:48 PM

Thank you for the video. I learned a couple of things that I would have done differently but I am glad I learned that before I started.
Bruce

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