Final glue-up

Unroll a section of the 80 grit sandpaper and stick it down to your work surface. Now you can slide the block back and forth on it until you get a smooth surface. Do both blocks at 80 grit then a final sanding with the 120 grit sandpaper. You want a smooth mating surface for the best glue joint. You can vacuum off the sandpaper and put it back on the roll (unless it’s worn out).

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Spread a thin, even coat of glue to both surfaces and press them together. Here I’m using trash bags to catch the squeeze out. Make sure the two halves are aligned properly then clamp them together. Recheck the alignment after clamping – clamps can pull parts out of alignment as you tighten them.

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Like before, use a damp sponge to wipe off the excess glue before it sets.

Next exciting chapter: Attach the handle

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