Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Glued Up Left Leg

Tonight I glued together the left leg. Well, most of it, at least.

With each layer, I applied some Elmer's Wood Glue and smeared it around.

I used the dowels to align the layers, and I managed to avoid gluing the non-ankle dowels in permanently.

I did run into one small problem. Somehow, the ankle dowels that I cut were just slightly too long. When I test fitted the ankle piece on top, it kind of rocked back and forth on the dowels. I will trim them down slightly with the Dremel. I'm not sure how this happened, I test-fitted plenty of times before. I wonder if I globbed too much glue in the dowel holes in the bottom layer? I need to watch for this when I glue up the right leg.

I'll let this dry overnight.

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