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Panel Glue up Question

In general, panel glue-up requires accurate square faces on the boards being glued. However, not all is lost. One possibility is that your combination square is not perfectly square. To try and ...
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What is "matrix gluing" (as opposed to "surface gluing")

So, after the interview, we now know for certain what interpretation they were looking for. "Matrixverleimung"/Matrix gluing does indeed refer to structures like pressboard/MDF/etc. where the wood-...
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What is an easy way of putting together a mitred box?

I thought it would be better to have pictures of the tape method for greater clarity as well as to future-proof things in case of changes to any of the external links provided in this and other ...
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What is an easy way of putting together a mitred box?

I have done something similar using baltic birch plywood for boxes that are up to about 8" by 8" by 8". The first challenge is to make certain that the miters are cut exactly 45 degrees. If you ...
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Will PVA glue add some thickness to two and more pieces of plywood?

using the proper amount of glue will not fill in the remaining 1/8", not by a long shot. The thickness of each layer, once fully dried, should be microns, not even hundredths on an inch. In general, ...
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Repair of antique walking stick. What glue is best?

Normally to repair a simple split like this in wood that will go together so neatly I would suggest a PVA adhesive (e.g. Evo-Stik blue, or Everbuild 502) because of the easy water cleanup of excess ...
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What are the best ways to glue thin edges?

I agree with your concern that frame might not give an art deco appearance. The thinnest panel I would recommend without a frame is 3/4" thick for widths up to about 30". It is important that you ...
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Walnut drawer sides: Is it wise to glue-in the plywood base?

you should be fine. the drawer sides are thin enough that expansion/contraction of them is not an issue. furthermore, although you are pinning the dimension of the drawer from the inside, the outside ...
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Acceptable wood moisture content for epoxy?

I called System Three and they were very helpful - they strongly recommended only epoxying wood that's reached it's equilibrium moisture content and not in any environment where it could be exposed to ...
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How to address a failed glue up?

You're in luck here in that this is just with the edge board, it would be worse if it were one of the joints somewhere in the middle. It's hard to be sure from just the one pic but it does look like a ...
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Does a "butcher block" glue-up behave like quarter sawn?

Basically, yes. Grain orientation in a board is all that determines what we refer to as quarter-sawn wood (it isn't always, as the name suggests, about how the wood was sawn1) and if you orient the ...
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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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Redo glue joint

Yes your screws should back out easily. The good news about the glue joint is that the edges of plywood often doesn't glue very well so the board may not be bonded to the poplar particularly ...
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What is an easy way of putting together a mitred box?

If the box is big enough, you can use shop made corner clamps like the ones featured in this Wood magazine article. If the box is too small for that, it might be a good candidate for gluing up using ...
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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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How to address a failed glue up?

I think Graphus's answer is pretty much right on, but I want to give you another alternative in case you're not interested in tearing the whole thing apart. You could reinforce the joint with a gap-...
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What is a good way to glue these components into place and ensure even spacing?

Any time you need repeatable spacing you should 'jig' it, as for example many contractors set a fixed gap between decking boards using 16d nails, interior panelling might be spaced with nickels. etc. ...
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This was my first attempt to making a coffee table. I have some issues where stain didnt take

Any guesses what caused this 99.9% certain it's glue residue as you already suspected. You can remove excess glue basically at three stages, almost immediately when it's fully liquid, after it has ...
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Clamping long glue ups

I tend to use clamps every 12-18" (min 2) when gluing things up, and in your case I'd tend to add some screws as well. The screws would be for added strength after the glue has dried. Every wood ...
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Can I use a foam roller to spread contact cement for veneering

You can certainly use a roller to apply contact cement, but often this is done using a solid roller (usually a hard rubbery material of some kind), not a foam or short-nap roller because of the ...
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Panel Glue up Question

To get a flat panel, you usually need to start by jointing the glued edges to be extremely straight and perpendicular to the reference face of each board, and then plan on planing, scraping, and-or ...
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What is an easy way of putting together a mitred box?

Build the box first, then chamfer the edges. Much simpler than trying to do it the other way around. Assuming you really do mean chamfer rather than miter.
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