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Jenny Trice
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Glue up Method Advice Needed
Mar 23rd, 2013 at 6:57am
 
I cut a bunch of boards yesterday in preparation for making glue ups for eventual pepper mils.  I was planning to just glue 3" x 12" x variable thickness to get to a 3x3x12 blank.  I planned to make the glue up direction more than 3" to allow for cutting the blank on a bias.  Then, I will bore a hole in the center and proceed from there.

Now, I've been thinking more about it and am wondering about cutting wedge shaped pieces by cutting the long edge of the blanks at an angle and gluing in a radial arrangement.  I know it will be a different finished look than the biased glue up but would require less wood and pieces less than 3" wide, which is wider than most of my scrap wood that I have laying around.

Have others tried this?

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Re: Glue up Method Advice Needed
Reply #1 - Mar 23rd, 2013 at 7:20am
 
I remember a pen turner did something like that years ago. I'm not sure if his technique was the same as your but the idea sounds the same.

Give it a go
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Reply #2 - Mar 23rd, 2013 at 11:56am
 
I have never tried it but like Ron have seen pen blanks done that way. Give it a go and let us know how it turns out.
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Reply #3 - Mar 23rd, 2013 at 7:35pm
 
Fly rods are made that way.
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Re: Glue up Method Advice Needed
Reply #4 - Mar 24th, 2013 at 6:42am
 

Have seen pepper mills done that way.  Exotic Blanks sells both pen and pepper mill blanks.   Contrasting veneer between the segments looks very nice.   

A bunch of work getting the pieces aligned, but nice outcome!!

Looking forward to the pictures!!

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Reply #5 - Mar 24th, 2013 at 2:13pm
 
I can't wait to see the end product.  Hope you take pictures of the process.
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Re: Glue up Method Advice Needed
Reply #6 - Mar 24th, 2013 at 6:39pm
 
Take pictures Jenny, it will be interesting to see the process. i did some odd ball glue ups when i first got into turning. just glued whatever scraps I had. needless to say the outcome was interesting to look at but begged some preplanning. I plan to do something similar again but with a planned outcome. I am really keen to see and hear how your project comes out.
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