Skill Builder Glue Ups Don T Have To Be Nerve Wracking Experiences Some Basic Material And Adhesive Knowledge Coupled With Lots Of Planning Will Go A Long Way To Ensuring Smooth Gluing
Skill builder glue ups don t have to be nerve wracking experiences some basic material and adhesive knowledge coupled with lots of planning will go a long way to ensuring smooth gluing is post about Magazine bookmarked by ian with ID 12944732150 was uploaded on 08-01-2019 and has been viewed 307,977 times.
Gluing Strategies Photos by Chris Wong Glue-ups used to be the most stressful part of woodworking for me.With large, unwieldy parts falling and knocking others over, long and heavy clamps, glue everywhere and the rush to get it all together before the glue sets, the pressure of a glue-up is no surprise.
But that has all changed.My glue-ups are now quiet, organized, efficient and even relaxed.What changed? You could say experience but what it really boils down to is preparation.That means knowing how everything goes together, what adhesive to use, how best to hold it in place while the glue hardens and how to do it all in an organized, timely fashion.
Preparation is ParamountThe first step in a successful glue-up takes place well before the glue bottle is opened.You need to know that the parts fit together properly (not necessarily snugly).If you use one of the many water-based glues, remember that moisture causes wood to swell, so that sweet fit you had when you did your dry run (which is always, always a good idea) may well be too tight once the glue is applied.
In addition to knowing the components fit together, you also need to...