Art Ransom
Lancaster, TX


  To make 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 rounds in molding or columns start with the stock at least 2" longer than finished length.  For this 5' piece I applied glue to the last inch on both ends and then every 6" on centerline I applied  a drop of glue.   On the ends make sure that you have at least 1" from end of the glue to finished length of the piece to allow for glue creep.  Clamp tightly.  Once you are through milling the piece cut off glue joint and then starting at the end pry the  pieces apart breaking the centerline glue joints.  If you look closely at the left piece you can see glue spots.  This method results in less cleanup and doesn't break the edges as the paper and glue method does.

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Last modified: February 19, 2008