Gluing wood together to make larger and thicker pieces can be a problem.  The glue makes everything slide around making it almost impossible to get the boards even and flush.  I was recently hanging out with my friend Rich when he noticed my technique to keep the wood from sliding around before I get everything clamped together.  I never really gave the technique much thought.  After he pointed it out and we talked about it for a bit, I realized maybe not everyone does it this way.  So I figured I would share it.  It’s probably the easiest way I have ever tried to glue wood laminations together.  I feel it can’t get any simpler.  You probably have everything needed to do it already.  No need for clamping cauls, finish or brad nails, CA glue or salt.  Let me know what you think!

 

 

TOOLS USED

F Clamp

F Clamp

Parallel Clamp

Parallel Clamp

Wood Glue Roller

Ink Brayer – Glue Roller

Wood Glue

Wood Glue

 

 


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6 Responses

  1. Robby Wright

    I like it, Nick. Any tricks for gluing up pieces wider that your parallel clamp? Cutting boards? Workbench tops?

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    • Nick

      thanks – there are a few – I hope at some point I can make a video on that as well – wood cauls and wedges can help immensely in glue-ups

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  2. K Man

    WOW. A D’oh moment!!! GREAT tip

    How about after the first F clamps, wipe down the sticky on one side, then use opposing Fs one by one, and wipe down the sticky on the other side? Then finish up w/ the smaller Fs. It adds one (short) step but would make final clean up a lot easier, no?

    ken

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    • Nick

      thanks – I have done that as well – I forget which videos I show it in but I do that probably more often – I just like showing various ways to do it

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