Glueing Plywood together at the Edges...

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  1. rxotik

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    I need plywood at 60" in width. I was thinking I could glue 1'-0" to a 48" panel but I don't have bar clamps that wide. Those are about 65$ a piece. My question is has anyone else out there tried to do this? I was thinking I would use 3 or 4 evenly spaced ratchet straps to hold the edges together? What do you think? (I need to do this to a piece of OSB as well)! What do you think about the strength of this joint?


    Any help or previous experience is appreciated! :confused:
     
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    I don't think butt jointing panels this wide and using this material would be very successful, even if you used biscuit joints.....is there any way you can get a reasonably wide strip of material on the back of the join, and held with screws and glue?
    John :)
     
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    assuming 1/2" 1/4x1/4" rebate in both boards thats assuming both edges fully supported

    you will have to remove 1/4" cubes from any corner where a third board meets :D ;)
     
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    Better call Batman, the Riddler's back in town! :cool:
     
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    Just find a supplier that sells large press sheets these are typically 5ft x 10ft so will give you your 60" width.

    Jason
     
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    I thought everything in the states came in a larger size? ;)
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I guess I forgot to mention that the panels would be fully supported, as in a table top 60" in width. As long as the panels glue together, I don't think they will separate as they will simply be a table top. I just wondered if glueing them together in the manner I described would suffice.
     
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    Depending on how thick your plywood is, big-alls method is the one to go for.
    John :)
     
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