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I'm making a cutlery chest for my wife. I got the plans from lee valley and the only wood I have is 8" wide and the plan calls for 11 3/4" wide for most of it. My question is: is it best for me to find some 12" boards or can I edge glue 2 pieces of the 8" together and just use that. I'm using bubinga and to get the 12" is quite expensive. Thanks for any help.
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You can glue bubinga together however if possible I would put a spline in the joint and wash the wood down with lacquer thinner or acetone prior to gluing it. The wood is pretty dense and has a lot of oils in it so it's not as easy to glue as more common woods.
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I'm making a cutlery chest for my wife. I got the plans from lee valley and the only wood I have is 8" wide and the plan calls for 11 3/4" wide for most of it. My question is: is it best for me to find some 12" boards or can I edge glue 2 pieces of the 8" together and just use that. I'm using bubinga and to get the 12" is quite expensive. Thanks for any help.
If you have enough of the 8" boards to double them for 16" cut them to lengths a bit longer than your final work pieces so the panels are easier to keep flat. Glue up the panels then rip them to 11 3/4" and send me the bubinga "scraps" :)

How bout a build thread on this one?

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Thank you. I'll get some lacquer thinner and do a small test on a couple pieces of scrap I have. And sorry jharris but I keep all scraps, but thanks for the suggestions. I'll try tomorrow if I have time after work. If I remember to take pics I'll do a build thread. I'm the guy who usually works to get it done the take pics after.
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...sorry jharris but I keep all scraps,
Laughing!!! Me too. What's a scrap right? I wasn't holding my breath.

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Thank you. I'll get some lacquer thinner and do a small test on a couple pieces of scrap I have.
I wouldn't use lacquer thinner, acetone works best on oily species. Your glued edges should be fresh cut and jointed (mating edges should be well fitted), then wiped down and glued up ASAP. A spline isn't necessary, but if used would likely have to be a blind spline. That is, a spline that doesn't run all the way through the ends (if the ends will show). TB III will work, and so will a two part epoxy.





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