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Yep I've seen it happen! Luckily this was only the two boards and I didn't have any issues. Someday I'd love to get a domino but they're so expensive.Not really posted for perluderl,
The problem with lack of clamps isn't lateral pressure but pressure rigs to keep the two boards flat to avoid cupping or twisting/shifting as pressure is applied along the glue line. You did say a Dowling jig so hopefully that keeps things flat.
Or use a Tongue and groove:
Example of work shifting during glue up:
I do remember my dad asking for birthday/Christmas lists of having 1 item for 15 years. "Dad, what do you want?"
"Clamps, all kinds, all sizes, all lengths."
I had good luck buying clamps for cheap off CL and also looking for estates sales. Bought an A frame Rocker clamp holder, then gave everything to my dad for his shop.Yep I've seen it happen! Luckily this was only the two boards and I didn't have any issues. Someday I'd love to get a domino but they're so expensive.
Finally getting some more progress on this thing. Got my side structure buttoned up structurally yesterday, hoping to have some finished pics in the next two weeks or so.Getting started on a Walnut & oak entertainment center type deal that I've been planning for a while. A long way from done, but it's a start. Joined using a doweling jig. I need more clamps, but working with what I've got for now.
I took a finishing course for a semester and the instructor said finishing should take as long as the entire build process. Which includes prep in sanding etc...Put a first coat of Arm-R-Seal on my project yesterday which I've used many times before and for some reason it looks like absolute dog shit. Not sure what happened, but I'm going to have to sand it off and give it another go.
I know some people absolutely love finishing but it's always my least favorite part of the process.
Yep, for sure. I have never finished walnut before and I'm currently in the midst of learning some hard lessons. No matter, I'm confident it will turn out in the end, but it's been made clear that I'm going to have to sand off what I've done to this point and start over. Luckily it's only one coat so it shouldn't be that difficult.It sucks. It's slow, painstaking, messy and a whole other skillset. But when done right it can really bring out the beauty of real wood, grain, figure and everything else.