Coffee Table: Episode 12

Coffee Table Episode 12

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In this episode Paul shows how to glue up, or laminate, narrower boards to make up the top. This video will actually be helpful as a reference video for gluing up flat boards to make a wider surface, regardless of the project.

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  1. Ken on 15 May 2013 at 10:37 am

    Great job guys, thanks for this one. 😉

  2. Eddy Flynn on 15 May 2013 at 11:24 am

    Paul you have the patience of a saint i suppose it comes with the territory, its a trait i dont have YET great work

  3. bavakian on 15 May 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Wonderful video. Thank you!

  4. humanic on 15 May 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Paul show us the virtute of patience, perseverance and… calm. Thank you!

  5. RL on 15 May 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Watching that was a great way to relax for half an hour, thanks!

  6. elvishefer on 15 May 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I did a bunch of joining recently, and it’s refreshing to see the challenges I had with it were not mine alone. Good video!

  7. Mark Armstrong on 15 May 2013 at 6:15 pm

    So calm
    Keep them coming Lads

  8. STEVE MASSIE on 15 May 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks Paul and Joseph another awesome video, I really enjoyed it.


  9. David White on 15 May 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Nice video. Does one need to modify the procedure for gluing up thinner, e.g. 3/8″, for a panel?

  10. Sam Lander on 16 May 2013 at 2:30 pm

    what are you thoughts on using cauls to help keep it flat? perhaps useful for longer panel glue-ups?

  11. panzercpa on 17 May 2013 at 3:07 am

    Would you mind explaining how the boards got cut to the dimensions we saw at the beginning of the video? By hand? Dare I say table saw? Thanks

  12. Mark Blacketer on 19 May 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I’m curious as to how you deal with the glue squeeze
    out prior to finishing. I’m sure you have a way. I’m just curious as to what it is. I’ve had cutting edges ruined by hardened glue and the headaches when finishing are something to behold.

  13. kelyperry on 22 May 2013 at 10:50 am

    Liked the method of planing two boards at a time. I had been taught to oppose the annular rings on each board so that the tendency for cupping is countered by the adjacent board. What are your thoughts on this.

  14. smfield on 23 June 2013 at 3:33 am

    Why not have the jointed edges sprung?

  15. smfield on 23 June 2013 at 4:19 am

    I’m glad that I’m not alone with my feels of utter feebleness during glue-up!

  16. smfield on 23 June 2013 at 4:21 am

    Paul the Brits are know in the States for their frugalness, but what’s with those cheap aluminum cramps?

    • Joseph Sellers on 23 June 2013 at 11:21 pm

      Hi Shawn, I am not sure Paul will see this comment so I will reply on his behalf. Paul has, for the last couple of years, been teaching from a ‘minimalist’ point of view. He is trying to empower new woodworkers who may not have a full range of tools or many expensive tools. Paul can build wonderful furniture with a few hundred dollars worth of tools. He is just proving it.

      This will not always be the case. Once we have fully proved our point we will move on to show the joys of using more specialist or more expensive tools and equipment.

  17. pricemj43 on 31 July 2016 at 12:15 pm

    After a hectic day at work or otherwise it is so refreshing to sit down and watch a video of Paul’s, he teaches, entertains and relaxes. Also I have found the Clamps he uses quite sufficient and economical. Thank you team Sellers for all you give to us!
    Michael Price

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