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Hello all, and I wanted to ask a question about laminating pine boards together on edge. I have a job coming up that requires quite a bit of laminated pine boards and I wanted to see what others thought about the best way to do it efficiently. I have several ideas-

just edge glue and clamp them.

run 1x4 stock through my router with a glue joint bit and glue and clamp

biscuit join, glue and clamp

pocket screw, and glue

or just pocket screw


Just curious what others thoughts were.

Thanks.


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Final product might determine the method. Do both sides need to be pretty? Is it going to hold weight?
What's it for?

On edge-jointed pieces I've built, I routed a T and G and glued them.

On another note, welcome to ct from another Montanan - I've skied Big Mountain and gotten drunk at the Great Northern a few times while listening to kick-ass bands!

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quickest way to edge join pine boards

Final product might determine the method. Do both sides need to be pretty? Is it going to hold weight?
What's it for?

On edge-jointed pieces I've built, I routed a T and G and glued them.

On another note, welcome to ct from another Montanan - I've skied Big Mountain and gotten drunk at the Great Northern a few times while listening to kick-ass bands!

Mac

Thanks for responding Mac. And yeah, The Northern is a good place to have a good time. My cousin plays guitar in the house band at the Northern.

The boards are 1x4 pine and I'm building some dressers. Nothing fancy, only one face needs to be pretty for the sides and tops. I was thinking of pocket screwing and gluing the edges so that the boards will set up after an hour or so and I won't have to buy a ton of pipe clamps. looking for other suggestions to simplify the task. If I was only building one I would probably run the boards through a glue joint bit on the router, and glue and clamp, but I need a faster way to get these done. Suggestions, please.

Thanks.

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Biscuits dont take to much time and will make a big difference in strenth and alighnment. Then build a jig on your bench, calculate the full width of the top, secure cleats to the bench out of 1x. After gluing and biscuiting, lock the pieces down by sliding another 1x, pushing the boards tight, you will also need a couple of cross pieces over the top to keep the system from bowing up. Welcome to ct. G, PS bench surface must be good and flat.
 

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I think in your application edge gluing would be fine. Maybe true up the edges on a planer or router table to avoid any small gaps. Gene's suggestion with the bench top cleats would work great.

By your name I'm guessing you play an epiphone. Welcome to the forums.

Good Luck
Dave
 
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