End Joining Long Boards
End joining long boards is post about Gluing And Clamping bookmarked by clarence with ID 11542915808 was uploaded on 08-02-2019 and has been viewed 371,522 times.
This trick is also great for clamping together all kinds of odd shaped hard-to-clamp joints, and useful a when you need a longer clamp than you have.The Problem.Every so often we are all faced with a 'how the heck do I clamp this' situation.
I was recently building a very large boat shaped conference table with a solid wood edge where the long-side edging was two curved pieces with a b*tt joint in the middle.Darn now, that b*tt joint's gonna be a b*gg*r to clamp! I started by gluing one of the edging pieces to the center panel, and then I added the second edging piece.
Here's what I did to 'pull home' the b*tt joint so it was tight.The Tools.I made four 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ blocks and glued (yellow glue) 120 grit sandpaper to one face of each block.I also gathered up four medium duty bar clamps.
The Setup.I aligned and clamped two of the blocks (sandpaper against the wood) to the end of edging piece that was already glued to the tabletop's panel, and I clamped the other two blocks to the end of the loose edging piece.
The Solution.I applied glue...