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    45 degree glue up

    I'm trying to glue up a cross member that is cut on a 45 degree angle...can anyone post a picture or tell me how to make a jig for this
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    Here's one approach.



    Clamp or temporarily glue the part in red to the 45 deg member, then clamp it to the square piece.

    John

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    How about a couple of screws to hold the pieces together while the glue is drying?

    I am guessing that you might not want screw holes? Maybe a dowel or two would help keep everything together while the glue is drying?

    I like John's clamping fixture.

    A couple wooden handscrew clamps might also be worth considering.
    Last edited by Michael Schuch; 01-05-2022 at 2:17 AM.

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    What John said. Getting the clamp pressure 90* to the joint is the key.

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    A 23gauge pin nailer works well to hold things like this. Another approach is to put a dot of CA glue in a couple of spots, surrounded by your wood glue. The CA will hold the joint in place until the wood glue dries.
    Grant
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    stick a biscuit or a couple dowels in the joint so you maintain your alignment while clamping with a beveled caul like above?

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    Take me to the hotel - Baggage gone, oh well . . .

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    John's idea is great but the resulting joint will not be very strong. If this is just decorative, no problem but if this is a structural joint it needs reinforcement like others have suggested.

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    Even your clamping jigs are works of art, Glenn.

    John

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    John I made this today and it worked like a charm...thank you so much for your help and input

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff oldham View Post
    John I made this today and it worked like a charm...thank you so much for your help and input

    My pleasure Jeff. Glad it worked for you.

    John

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