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STL251: Assume the glue goes to fail

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Query 1:

From Frank:

I preserve listening to about how pointless it’s to connect end-grain on dovetails, and FWW movies aren’t any exception. I’ve seen end-grain to side-grain joints maintain as much as my makes an attempt to interrupt by hand, however a protracted sufficient fulcrum would break the joint.

Simply as we speak this video  “Glue Myths: 1. Finish grain” by Patrick Sullivan popped up on my YouTube solutions, and I’d like for Mike and BVD, and all or any others to observe and touch upon:

I don’t assume the identical outcomes are attainable until the mating surfaces are effectively ready, and I don’t assume I might contemplate end-grain-to-end-grain if I might scarf-joint or no less than add a dowel. (Does that make me a science denier?)

Personally, I’ve all the time glued finish grain on dovetails, for 2 causes:

  1. Each glue floor helps
  2. I all the time hand lower, and swelling the end-grain helps any gappy baseline.

Query 2:

From Jonathan:

I’m at present engaged on a set of built-in cabinets and fireside encompass made out of walnut. The complete piece will span a complete 18-foot lengthy wall. The highest of the cabinets will meet the ceiling through shop-made moldings, together with a 4-inch extensive cove molding. My downside is that I want an 18 ft lengthy molding. I don’t have inventory that lengthy, and it could be actually unwieldy to work it even when I did.  So I’m confronted with making it from shorter lengths. My query is, are you able to suggest an end-to-end joint that’s each safe and comparatively invisible for this software?  I’ve primarily seen individuals use a forty five diploma overlap, which I discover very troublesome to make invisible. 

I’m a faithful listener to STL.  You guys have led me to turn into an Limitless subscriber, which I discover myself utilizing often — it’s form of like having a e book all the time out there titled “Completely EVERYTHING Woodworking“.

Segments: Who is aware of what all that was!

Query 3:

From Zach:

First I wish to say I benefit from the podcast and assume everybody does a superb job, and I look ahead to new episodes. 

I’m planning to design and construct a desk for our eating room. I’m pretty new to woodworking and this might be my first challenge with mortise and tenon joints. Then I got here throughout the Rockler beadlock system. I used to be questioning if floating tenon’s present the identical energy as a conventional tenon? I’ve learn quite a bit in regards to the Festool domino and I used to be questioning if this was the identical principal? I look ahead to listening to your ideas and sustain the good work.


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