Hand Tools

Subject:
Gluing up drawers

Svante Nilsson
Hi,

My hand cut dovetails does not glide effortless together with a light tap as you see on youtube....

Instead I have to use XXL Bessey Revo clamps to force them together. I glue drawer back and one side together and when dried I glue the front. Normally that is no major problem, but I do have to apply force to get them to close completely. Lastly I glu the second drawer side. Often this turns out to be an exhausting wrestling match. The glu tack and I have to use several clamps at maximum force them together. This problem is of course worse on larger drawers.

I use Titlebond Extend Wood Glue. Are there any alternatives with slower speed of set?

Svante

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