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hi, first post here, hope im in the right spot, please feel free to tell me if not!.
ive aquired a lot of old scaffold boards and have some ideas that ive seen online, ie shelf units garden bench etc, as we like the "reclaimed" look, from what weve seen this with some hard sanding will produce some nice looking pieces, i do a lot of general building and am quite competent with most things, but i would rather not just screw bits together say on a bookshelf and was looking at pocket hole jigs, what im strugling with is they only seem to go to 38mm whereas my timber is 40mm as ive never used one before and im nervous about buying one then finding out its no good, could anyone give me any pointers on what would be a good way of joining 40mm timber or what would happen if i was to try the pocket hole jig any ideas would be great or if i need to supply more info please let me know,
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hi, first post here, hope im in the right spot, please feel free to tell me if not!.
ive aquired a lot of old scaffold boards and have some ideas that ive seen online, ie shelf units garden bench etc, as we like the "reclaimed" look, from what weve seen this with some hard sanding will produce some nice looking pieces, i do a lot of general building and am quite competent with most things, but i would rather not just screw bits together say on a bookshelf and was looking at pocket hole jigs, what im strugling with is they only seem to go to 38mm whereas my timber is 40mm as ive never used one before and im nervous about buying one then finding out its no good, could anyone give me any pointers on what would be a good way of joining 40mm timber or what would happen if i was to try the pocket hole jig any ideas would be great or if i need to supply more info please let me know,
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I assume you mean joining the wood side to side. You need some way to dress the edges of the wood. The easiest way would be to straighten the edges on a jointer. It could also be done with a hand plane but it takes more work and talent. Once you have the edges of the boards where you can dry fit them and there is no gaps in the boards you can just clamp them together with glue. If it is a application where the wood is not getting wet then any carpenters glue would work. If it is a outdoor application then you need to use a exterior glue.
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hi thanks for both replys, i shall indeed look at some personal info thanks for the heads up!
as for the problem its not so much side by side as in a table top but more like shelfs in a bookcase ie where the shelfs meet the sides also say mirror frame, and otterman sort of things, i really like the thought of the pocket hole system and would prefer to stay away from dowell n screw but if that is the way it has to be then so be it, im just strugling to find one that does 40mm and am wondering if perhaps theres a reason for that ie strength?,
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