Wedgegluing panels

Applying clamp pressure to the edges of a glue-up panel ensures strong, tight joints, but it does little to prevent the panel from buckling. In fact, the side pressure from the clamps can even contribute to buckling problems. To help keep your glue-up panel from looking like corrugated metal, try this simple technique. Alternate the bar clamps on opposite faces of the panel (this is easier to do if you use clamp supports, like those shown on the previous page). Then, cut several hardwood wedges. Drive the wedges between the clamping bars and the panel (don't get too aggressive here). Visually inspect the panel to make sure the pressure is even and it's not buckling. If necessary, adjust the pressure of the wedges.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

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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