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Re: how to glue-up multiple joints

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool247-144.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 1/31/5 10:12

In Response To: how to glue-up multiple joints (JIM)

I done it both ways, depending on the requirements of the design. You will need to figure out waht would have been the intent of the maker. Almost always this was done in sections, using jigs and special clamp designs to simplify and insure acuracy. Many things can happen in the assembly process that can come back to haunt you in the end. I prefer to use liquid or hot hide glue, it is strong but allows a lot to slip time, also a steamer hose to soften a bad fit will save you a lot of grief. This is a big bennefit when it comes to hide glue as other glues can't be softened and will reset. I found a bad fitting joint one day later and recongealed the glue with steam, saving me hours of reworking the entire apron glueing.

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