Saturday, February 24, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Just Add Glue

Slowly each surface is dressed and checked and the parts start lining up ready for pre-finish.

Another calm glue-up with eco-poxy. It's wonderful how the joints don't grab and come together in a well lubricated fashion. One of three sub-assemblies for the main carcass:

Pin It

Pinning panels on centre stops them migrating all over the place as the years pass. First I grab some bamboo skewers from the kitchen and resize them to a 7/64 drill bit.

I came up with this 'little buddy' that helps seat the dowel to the correct depth and avoids splitting the dowel when hammering it in with glue.

Notch the panel, did a few by hand then took a pile over to the table saw which also works.