HOW TO DO FACEFRAMES
FACEFRAMES AND SIMILAR
glue to end grain part of joint or into dowel hole.
pressure with bar clamps.
electrode feet across the glue line and press trigger switch on hand
a few seconds. Over heating will over dry
the glue and it will be a weak joint.
dowels, spines or other type lock joints are highly recommended.
When the facing is to be added to the front of a
cabinet, you may find it more applicable to leave the lock type joint out.
When the cabinet will support the face frame, the dowels are no longer
adding strength. We suggest welding an end grain joint to a side grain, apply
glue to the end grain, apply heavy pressure, and then set the joint.
If the facing must stand any great stress, support any weight or will be
subject to any extensive abuse, we recommend using a dowel. Always allow the glue to cool a few minutes before releasing
pressure. Cool glue is stronger
than hot glue.