Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
I don't do box joints: (or boxes).
but, I have done many other projects that excess glue would seep
into the endgrain. ruining the stain application and final results.
if you do box joints, is it possible to do at least apply the first coat of stain
and/or clear coats on the wood first ?? then, do the cutting and glue up.
the clear would seal the wood and prevent the glue from wicking into the endgrain.
after assembly, a quick wipe with damp cloth should be all that is necessary.
just thinking out loud here for another option to deal with the messy glue issues.
[unless you are planning to ship bowling balls in your box, the parts of the joints
that are sealed will not hold glue. but, the freshly cut parts will be bare wood and
"should" be enough to hold the box together - for ever.
again - depending on what the box is designed to be used for].
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Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 06-13-2020 at 09:37 AM.