Glue-up part two

The resawn beech from yesterday is holding up well…

But never mind that, time to focus on the glueup from yesterday. It went reasonably well despite the fiddliness of the clamping.

They don’t look even from that angle, but they are:

There’s some squeeze-out and the join needed some fettling to get it properly smooth, and I suspect I’ll be running round the piece with a chisel checking arises before finishing, but it’s not too bad.

It’ll be interesting to see it with finish on. But today’s task is the final glue-up so I did a dry-fit and some inevitable tweaking and then did a dry rehearsal and then prepped to glue up:

The final glue-up was almost calm right up until the end when I realised I needed to clamp the dovetails as well and I had nothing on the front to clamp against and had to rig something using a third sash clamp and some heath robinson nonsense…

We’ll see how that went tomorrow…

2 thoughts on “Glue-up part two

  • May 12, 2018 at 1531
    Permalink

    How did you attach the feet? Did you post that and I missed it?

  • May 15, 2018 at 1443
    Permalink

    Yup Ralph, I posted that here, down at the bottom: http://www.stochasticgeometry.ie/2018/05/07/wrapping-up-the-stringing/
    Simple glue butt joint, nothing terribly fancy (PVA glue is going to be more than strong enough for it). I’ve tried morticing these joints before but it seems overkill when one side is going to be completely flush like the outside is here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stochastic Geometry is Stephen Fry proof thanks to caching by WP Super Cache

%d bloggers like this: