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I have come to believe that glue up is the scourge of woodworking. I would rather sand.

One question that I have is regarding squaring up during glue ups. I typically use the measurement across corners method. The thing I haven't been able to figure out is how do I get another measurement when the clamp that I'm using to tweak across the long corners is in the way? I'm probably missing something obvious but I'm good at that.

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Hi Tom

Trying to understand what you're doing so a couple of questions for you:

What project, how large.
How are you placing your clamps - can they be lowered away from the corner and still provide clamping capabilities as well as measurement.
Can you use the 3-4-5 method (or a smaller multiple of that) at another corner.

It would help if you could post a picture.

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Would it work to dry fit the boards and then check the measurements ? I don't think the glue changes the dimensions very much ?
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I have come to believe that glue up is the scourge of woodworking. I would rather sand.

One question that I have is regarding squaring up during glue ups. I typically use the measurement across corners method. The thing I haven't been able to figure out is how do I get another measurement when the clamp that I'm using to tweak across the long corners is in the way? I'm probably missing something obvious but I'm good at that.

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Would it work to dry fit the boards and then check the measurements ? I don't think the glue changes the dimensions very much ?
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I think Tom is trying to check for squareness after glue up and clamping to ensure the clamping pressure hasn't pulled to project out of square. So a dry fit wouldn't help in that case cause he'd then have to take it apart to apply glue.

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If the wood being used isn't expensive, he could always make it a bit bigger and square off after it has dried ?


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I gather you're usong the clamp diagonal to tweak it...

Can you use a square or form on the outside,,,then no need to measure..

Can you dry fit, square, then mark your work surface then glue and assemble to the marks...

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Yep. What Gary said. The boards will inevitably move a little (dang glue!). I always glue up more stock than needed and later cross cut to the correct length and rip to the final width if it is needed.

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That would be difficult when making case goods, which I gather is why he would want to check squareness of the corners.
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