Poseidon Glue Up


Gluing the Poseidon face and wind to get enough depth for the carving. After measuring the right alignment a few times, I apply Titebond glue and hold the layers in place with a couple of clamps. Once pressure is applied, the layers may want to slide a little bit out of place. To help prevent this, I put in a couple of screws to keep it from slipping. The screws are placed in spots that will be carved down low enough that the holes will disappear.

Once the placement is secure, we need lots of pressure. The spots where the clamps press the wood on top will be carved away. Wood blocks or strips are used on the back to protect the wood from the clamps.

After over 24 hours passed, the clamps are removed and carving can begin.