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Tip #246
Priming end grain joints for maximum strength


End grain joints are notorious for coming apart more easily than other styles of joinery. That's because they absorb more of the glue during assembly, weakening the joint.

To prevent this, apply a coat of glue to each of the mating end grain surfaces…then allow it to dry for 30 minutes or so before applying another coat of glue and assembling your components.


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