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Does a “butcher block” glue-up behave like quarter sawn?

I'm building a new workbench and bought some maple for the top. I plan to rip the boards into strips and glue the face grains together so that the edge grain is exposed up top. This allows for a very ...
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Can I use a foam roller to spread contact cement for veneering

I’m pretty terrible with a paint brush and have been practicing veneering. I just tried a foam 4” roller and it worked well... so far. I wonder if these are one time use or if they would “flake” off?...
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What are the best ways to glue thin edges?

I'm in the planning stage of building a bookshelf with cabinet doors. I'd like to use alternating vertical strips of woods of contrasting colors for an art deco look. The obvious way to do that is to ...
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Walnut drawer sides: Is it wise to glue-in the plywood base?

I'm making 6 large drawers (514x720x150mm) for the bedroom, with 20mm thick walnut sides (didn't realise quite how expensive that timber would be...! ) and 8mm plywood for the base. The drawer sides ...
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What is “matrix gluing” (as opposed to “surface gluing”)

A friend of mine is interviewing for a chemist position at a glue factory. As part of the interview, she has been asked to prepare a short presentation on the difference of "matrix gluing vs surface ...
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Acceptable wood moisture content for epoxy?

I'm making some I-Beams with glued & screwed 2x4s. I just got my lumber home and it's fresh and green. What is an acceptable moisture content for System Three general purpose epoxy? If there's a ...
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Panel Glue up Question

I apologize for this elementary question, but I'm just getting started with woodworking. I'm working on my first panel glue up - made of 1x6 walnut. I'm wondering how "square" the edges of the planks ...
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This was my first attempt to making a coffee table. I have some issues where stain didnt take

Pine wood, miniwax pre conditioner, Miniwax honey stain This has not been poly'd yet. At this stage, I made sure I wad pretty careful and sanded really well. I also made sure that glue was ...
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Redo glue joint

I have 3/4" plywood which I glued to a big (2.5" x 3.5") piece of poplar. The edge of the plywood was glued to the short edge of the poplar, offset from the face of the poplar. I used Titebond II glue,...
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Will PVA glue add some thickness to two and more pieces of plywood?

I have 5' x 5' sheets of baltic birch plywood having a thickness close to 3/4" at 23/32" so it's missing 1/32". I want to glue 4 pieces together using yellow PVA glue. I'm currently designing a ...
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What is an easy way of putting together a mitred box?

I am putting together some boxes that have been mitred all around, they are sliding around and it takes me a lot of effort to put them together to stay and glue correctly. Anything I could do to make ...