Sunday, February 5, 2012

Gluing the cross beam halves

There is still one pair of beam pieces to cut from the plywood and a few hours before the Super Bowl starts so no time to waste. I'm still waiting on longer clamps to arrive so in the mean time Cam is using the tried and true butt clamp method while he saws. Using the saw at a very shallow angle seemed to help the blade follow the curve of the cut nicely.

The shim helps prevent the plywood from grabbing the saw blade.

Next the beam halves are matched up and glued using the butt blocks. Small nails keep the butt blocks from sliding and a board, clamps and shims apply the pressure. The girls have been making all kinds of snacks while we've been working so now it's off to Cam's house for the game while the epoxy sets.

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