Gluing and Clamping Strategies
Lots of tape, lots of cauls and lots of clamps make glue-ups easy
Lon Schleining has developed reliable and fast methods for assembling and gluing up projects, and shares them in this article. His strategies include preparing cauls and other tools, setting clamps to length, setting up blocks, and performing a dry run. Cauls and dry-fitting are keys to success, he says, and multiple photos illustrate each step of the process. The article includes breakout detail boxes on edge-gluing, face-gluing, mitered frames and boxes, dovetail and box joints, mortise-and-tenon doors, and coopered panels. Schleining details the various types of glue that are useful for different projects and offers tips on how to prepare joints to take the glue correctly.
From Fine Woodworking #141