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newt

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I am making up some Oak shelves for a book case. I have to make up each shelf from 3 boards 2 are 3" wide and one 2" wide. I have planned each face and edges however each board is a different thickness. Should I thickness each board before glueing or should I glue up then thickness the completed board?. I have a thicknesser and I intend to join with no 10 biscuits.
 

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I'd thickness them all the same first, then biscuit and glue up.
You could thickness them after (if your machine will take it) but I reckon your safer getting them down to the same thickness first.
Hope this helps
Philly :D
 

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I thickness first then finish the glued boards with a belt sander . Then a ROS .I seem to use no 20 bickies for everything but thats maybe because i buy them in bulk .
 

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JFC":2xcq2kzz said:
I seem to use no 20 bickies for everything but thats maybe because i buy them in bulk .
'Sfunny - I seem to use no 10 bickies for everything for exactly the same reason :wink: :) !

I'd also be inclined to thickness the boards, laminate them, and then sand afterwards. If you laminate the boards very carefully, you should be able to avoid the need for a belt sander and just use a ROS instead.

Gill
 
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