How To Make An Edge To Edge Glue Joint – WOOD magazine

How To Make An Edge To Edge Glue Joint - WOOD magazine

Edge to edge joints make wider boards from narrow ones. It’s one of the nine essential joints you should consider for your project. WOOD magazine’s Craig Ruegsegger shows you how to make the joint, and why it might be the best choice for your project.

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7 Replies to “How To Make An Edge To Edge Glue Joint – WOOD magazine”

  1. What I don't understand is why a tutorial which is ostensibly for beginners uses tools to create the flat edges which, in all likelihood, are not going to be owned, or accessible, to most of the aforesaid beginners.
    How do beginners with limited access to power tools going to create the required straight edges?

  2. While these instructions are accurate, they are over simplified.
    Here are a couple of additional tips:

    – when choosing board orientation for a seam, study grain direction and color. This will minimize the appearance of the joint.

    – if using the table saw method- the quality of the saw is important. Smaller more affordable hobby or jobs often do not have flat surfaces so this may not work as easy as displayed. Also, if you have a HQ saw, it needs to be finely tuned/adjusted.

    – after the glue-up, do not sand or work the joint for a few days. The surrounding wood would had absorbed some of the moisture, slightly swelling the material along the joint, and if your work the material to early – and the material moisture equalizes after you sand the joint – it will shrink resulting in a slightly uneven surface along the glue joint.

    Please comment and add your additional suggestions

  3. You can of course use a jointing plane. My favourite being a wooden Marples bladed jack plane though I also have metal bodied planes.

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