Find out how to get the best results when gluing and assembling your project. These tips will get you through tricky clamp-ups, keep your project square and level, and help you account for wood movement.
I need to glue two beveled edges together, but have a hard time applying firm pressure on the joint to force the slightly wavy outer edges of the bevels to match.
I’ve built small projects with delicate, difficult-to-clamp parts. Is there some fast-setting adhesive that will allow me to use hand pressure to clamp until the glue “grabs?”
The glue-ups for the curved arms on my Morris chair seemed to go well, but when I took them out of the forms, there was springback. Should I be doing something differently?
I need to drill a hole about 12" long to route a cord through a lamp base. Is there a way to drill a hole that deep and stay true?
After reading about the effects of moisture on wood movement, I’m reluctant to try tablesawn raised panels. Won’t the wedged edges of the panel spread the grooved stile to the breaking point?
I really want to build the toy excavator from issue 194, but I’m intimidated by all the steps. Can you give me some tips to get over this fear and get started?