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gluing angular wood blocks together

#273753 by hfmann » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:50 pm

I'm experimenting with putting a thin contrasting wood strip at an angle through a turning blank. Clamping the three glued pieces causes them to slide past each other. I came up with putting clamping blocks at two corners and that helped a lot. But I'm thinking there's got to be an easier way.

How do you do it?

hal

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Re: gluing angular wood blocks together

#273754 by Hobbyman2 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:04 pm

Rockler makes a frame clamp , I am sure others make them as well , maybe just use 2 corners instead of 4 ? https://www.rockler.com/frame-clamp-kit ... qdEALw_wcB

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Re: gluing angular wood blocks together

#273756 by BuckeyeDennis » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:21 pm

When you cut the turning block, do a non-through cut, leaving just enough material to serve as a flexible hinge. Thickness your wood strips to equal the width of the saw kerf. Then when you glue them into the kerf, that “hinge” will keep everything from sliding about, and your newly-segmented blank will end up nice and square.

If you’ve already cut the blank apart, you can approximate the wooden flex hinge by applying some strips of tape to its sides, before clamping.

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Re: gluing angular wood blocks together

#273758 by rpd » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:09 am

What Dennis said. This video demonstrates the technique

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Re: gluing angular wood blocks together

#273780 by hfmann » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:21 pm

ah - thanks Hobbyman. I see they're using V corners to do it. So I guess I'm thinking right.

hal

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Re: gluing angular wood blocks together

#273781 by hfmann » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:25 pm

buckeye

What a great idea. However, my block was taller than I could cut through on the tablesaw, even in two cuts. It just squeaked into my 6" bandsaw. But along that line, maybe gluing or screwing strips on the side would do the same thing.

Thanks,

hal

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Re: gluing angular wood blocks together

#273783 by hfmann » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:31 pm

Thanks Ron,

Wow - that shows it so clearly. Those left handers are always overachievers!

Thank you.

hal

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Re: gluing angular wood blocks together

#275179 by lili90 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:17 am

I do as above in the video, it suits me so

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Re: gluing angular wood blocks together

#275187 by hfmann » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:18 am

thanks lili90,

Based on some of the other references, I just built a jig to deal put a contrasting strips in my 10x10 5 inch thick blanks.

Took me a while to figure out I'd have better luck gluing this up while the blank was still square and containing the whole square on all sides so it can't slip.

I'm anxious to try it out, but waiting for a new motor pulley to arrive next week. I'd sure rather be turning and cutting wood than repairing a broken machine part.

hal

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Re: gluing angular wood blocks together

#275199 by john_001 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:44 pm

There's a Stumpy Nubs video that makes something similar, but it's interspersed with a bunch of other stuff, so you have to watch the whole thing (16 minutes):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sBTKMNd99w

Basically, he clamps the sides to keep the beveled ends from creeping.

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