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Thread: CRUD!! Now how do you fix that??

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    CRUD!! Now how do you fix that??

    Glued up my doors for the TV cabinet last night. This morning I went down and somehow I got my book matched panels mismatched. Why I didn't look at them when I with finished I don't know!

    After kicking myself I wondered how to fix them. I reversed a clamp, applied pressure and nothing moved. The titebond was tightly bonded! Then I remember something I read heat would soften the joint! Grabbed my $8 Harbor Freight heat gun and started cooking that joint and leaving the pressure on with the clamp.

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    It took a while but I started to see a crack in the joint an finally it opened up!

    Here is the before and after with the panels in the right order!

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    Really didn't expect this to work but was I ever glad it did!! Might want to keep this in mind just in case.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    That's one to file away in the "Future use" file!!
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    Great save.
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    DOH! I sure could of use this tip a few weeks ago when I glued on some face frame and forgot to route a groove in the bevel of it so that it would match the previous piece I made.

    Of course, I've convinced myself now that it looks better without the groove

    How long do you suppose you could wait to do this? Would it not work after 24 hours, 48 hours?

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    I gotta add that to the list, right after the TS, the bandsaw, the dust collector, and a heat gun.

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    Thanks Jeff for a really useful post. I will definitely store this one away. Send it in to the magazines as a tool tip. You might win a tool with this one. I bet many people would like to know this.

    By the way which of the Titebonds were you using?
    cheers

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    Wow, Jeff, great save! I never would have thought of that...I think I would have turned to alcohol instead... you know, like, three rusty nails help a lot when I mess something up...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Good question since this was only 12-18 hours latter. That may have a big difference in it? I just just dreading making new door with all those M&T joints, the dado's. That was a lot of work! Of course the smart thing was never make the mistake!

    I had them all laid out and since I flipped the last two all I can say is I was consistent! Still don't know why I didn't look at it when I was done though.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Can he say "crud" here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Can he say "crud" here?
    Sounds like it's time for another poll!
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