Fairly straightforward…??

The next step, now that the timber is dressed to size…..and more fun than sanding…

The Glue Up…Notice I have purposely left the outer pieces longer… this is the help when the cross cutting is done..

The clamps are set up to size and all pieces are rotated 90 degrees on edge [all exept the last one] and glue is applied to the edge…only one edge receives glue… this makes it quicker if you are doing a production run…I use Titebond III…

Using a rubber roller spread the glue evenly,

Roll each piece back and tighten the clamps… use only sufficient pressure to cause a small amount of squeeze out…

Note the third clamp in the centre… to ensure even pressure..

The alternative board was a little more difficult due to the angled edges… they wanted to ride up when the clamps were tightened…. even tho I used Compress-X clamps….

2 Timber Cauls and 3 G-clamps were used to hold the boards down and flat… and prevent the riding up of the edges…

Not really that much more difficult … just a little awkward.

Next episode will be a video… so stay tuned to crosscutting and selecting the final pattern…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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2 Responses to Fairly straightforward…??

  1. Michael Wurm says:


  2. Lew says:

    Nice use of the clamps, Larry!


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