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How do I get good glue coverage with a very small, 2-3mm, dowels?

Following the usual rule of thumb, the 6mm thick wood suggests 2-3mm dowels are as large as I should go (this is about 1/16 inch). 3mm is maybe pushing it (as it leaves only a quarter of the wood's ...
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How do I get good glue coverage with a very small, 2-3mm, dowels?

Consider to score a spiral along the length of the dowel, or scribe lines parallel to the length (fluted dowels). This is akin to some commercially available dowels with rather large scores, providing ...
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How to glue/ laminate a bow (archery)

What will your bow be made from? PVA can be used in bowmaking to glue wood to wood. If bow will be used outdoors exterior grade of PVA is best. Obviously PVA not suitable to bond synthetic materials. ...
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How do they join wood in a Japanese Hangiri/Bowl?

Is it possible to have the wood stuck together for such a bowl without using any adhesive If you do it right, yes. This is the foundation of much traditional bucket and barrel making all over the ...
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How do they join wood in a Japanese Hangiri/Bowl?

The nice part of that arrangement is that you don't need glue to keep the bowl in shape and water tight. It's the copper rings under tension that keep the wooden slats tight together. The same ...
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