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06-26-2014 09:09 AM
Originally Posted by Gene Howe View Post
Just a technique question: Do you mix the glue and sawdust and force it in the crack or spread glue in the crack and then sand?
I was always taught to mix it into a paste and then apply it.
06-26-2014 07:12 AM
Gene Howe Just a technique question: Do you mix the glue and sawdust and force it in the crack or spread glue in the crack and then sand?
06-26-2014 03:23 AM
Originally Posted by ncparolelady View Post
The fingers weren't perfect so I used my dad's old "wood glue and sawdust" trick to fill in the gaps. I know it's not the professional way but for my purposes it works.
Actually, that was the way I was taught as an apprentice... So in my eyes, it was a professional technique. And we always had plenty of glue and sawdust.
06-24-2014 06:29 PM
Cherryville Chuck Harry is right Lisa, if it looks right it is right. I also rarely use a router to round off corners. It is faster and saves a step by just using a sander.
06-24-2014 05:04 PM
ncparolelady Thanks again everyone! Chessnut2- I just used my sander to round off the edges. The finger joints were cut on the router table with a 1/4 straight bit so it was so much easier than having to switch over to the roundover bit. In the end, I think it's hard to tell which one I used unless you are extremely close up.
06-23-2014 07:50 AM
chessnut2 The joint looks really good, Lisa. Which method did you settle on using? I ask because I've been having the same problem on Mike's angle clock project.
06-23-2014 03:12 AM
harrysin I would say that your joints are perfect. I regularly say that if it looks right it IS right!
06-22-2014 09:25 PM
DaninVan Nicely done, Lisa!
06-22-2014 08:23 PM
jw2170 The end result was worth the discussion, Lisa.

You should be happy with that result.
06-22-2014 07:21 PM
Semipro Looks excellent to me,
Gene right but if you do not tell people you made a mistake nobody knows.
I do not believe that I have ever build something that did have a mistake that I had to fixed
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