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Video: Glue up a Panel


Many beginners make gluing up panels a lot harder than it should be.

They add biscuits or splines for alignment, which can also cause some mis-alignment if you aren’t careful with your machines or match planes.

They also purchase or build curious jigs for keeping the panel joints aligned as they apply pressure.

In my opinion, all these things make the process take longer, which means your glue can set up while you are fiddling around.

This video shows how I do it. I’m using liquid hide glue here, but you use the same procedures for any glue – yellow, white or moose-based.

— Christopher Schwarz

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