Laminating a Workbench Top – Suggestions?

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    Matt McGrane
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    @gary – In this case, I’m gluing the “4” inch faces of 2x4s together. I think Paul was gluing edges together when he showed how to use the pinch dogs.

    As it was, I couldn’t even bring together all mating surfaces perfectly using lots of clamps and all my strength to close them.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #133916
    Sebastian Skerhut
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    I have been trying to plane the 2×4 for my top for about a month now, I almost have 4 ready, they only need a little more. Decided the rest is too bad to use. Will get better quality stuff, for the rest.

    #133918
    Matt McGrane
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    @sskerhut – Sebastian, The 2x4s don’t need to be perfect. Just good enough to be able to pull them together. Many of my 2x4s that I used for the top were quite twisted even after a lot of planing. When I glued them up, I laid them out so that the most twisted boards were next to each other, then the less twisted and then the straightest boards on the outside. The twists were all going the same way, so the twisted boards were like “spoons” nesting together.

    It still took all my strength to pull them together with clamps. There were a few small gaps that don’t seem to have affected anything.

    Good luck.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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