Started this new hobby only a few months ago with the intention of making some small boxes as gifts . Practiced on meranti and some other softer woods and eventually got to a point where i knew what I had to do ( which is different from doing what I had to do ) and started making the box with American Black Walnut. Did my dovetails and dry fitting they seemed ok (ignoring my mistakes) and then did a glue-up using Titebond Original. Clamped the box using blocks to apply pressure to the joints but when i looked at the glued up box I have visible glue line which is disappointing. I didn't have this problem with meranti.
The intention is (was) to oil and then lacquer the box.
So the questions I have are
Any help would be appreciated
- what could I have done better on the glue up
- Was I using the right glue?
- Is there any way to hide the white glue lines which are visible on even good ( for me) joints
- Is it possible to dissolve the visible glue and then use other methods to disguise any gaps
- Cut it out but that does not seem an option when i tried with a scalpel
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