Re: Poor Glueing

Posted by Charlie on Sep 11, 2007

The heat gun trick is kind of testy because the feather edges on the scarfs are so easy to break. But it certainly beats trying to saw thru' the center of the scarf without taking any wood off. When I do plywood scarfs I always leave the epoxy mix clear till I have painted some on all the surfaces. Then I put the wood flour in the remainder and finish the glue-up. The end grain on the scarf faces can suck up lots of epoxy and cause a "dry" joint which will come out weak.

In Response to: Re: Poor Glueing by Jim E on Sep 10, 2007