Unequal Center Space


the skins so that you can reposition them correctly for glue-up.

Now it's time to "skin" the box. Use a roller applicator to spread yellow or white glue on one side of the core. (See top right photo, page 69.) Place the skin on the coreā€”the locating blocks take the worry out of positioning the skin. Flip the assembly and glue on the opposite skin, then clamp up.

This is an ideal gluing project for a veneer press or a vacuum bag press, but you can get it done with cauls and clamps atop a flat workbench. (See bottom photo, page 69.) The amount of gluing area is surprising: more than 300 square in. for the box shown here.

Lipping and Ledger

The outside pieces of the core become the visible edges of the torsion box. Although the core itself could be shaped and detailed according to the design of the project, it is usually better to glue on some sort of edge treatment. (See Fig. 3 for different options.)

If you arc building a shelf similar to the one shown here, your completed torsion box will have a built-in pocket to fit over a ledger board that is lag-screwed to the wall. The pockct-and-ledger strategy is also used for joining one T-box to another to form larger assemblies. The ledger should be thick enough to extend between 1 and 2 in. into the pocket.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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