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Re: Gluing thin panels
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Gluing thin panels *PIC* ()

John McGaw
Yeah. I can't figure why anyone would think that gluing thin wood would be more difficult than any other unless, maybe, it was some sort of mass production problem. When I first made attempts at woodworking in Alaska I did a lot of small stuff using thin exotics with little thought as to how garish the results might be. Making a stationery box with a lid of birdseye maple, ebony, and purple heart would not be unusual for me at the time. I did glueups of 1/4" stock using my few clamps (you show more clamps in your picture than I owned at the time) and weight. In this case the weights were dumbbells (smooth ends well waxed beforehand) placed strategically across the joints. I never had any uneven results.

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