Monday, April 26, 2010


So, I've been contemplating how I'm going to glue this thing up by myself. I think what I'm going to do is glue the Base Plate, the two Side Supports and the Top Ring together, backed up by placing wood screws in at all the joins.

Don't forget to set the CENTER RING in place before putting the Top Ring on or there is no going back. Ah, and that reminds me, I think I still have to make the clearance cut for the coin slots too.

Once that has completely dried, I can then move on to gluing up the Verticals and Ribs.

Another note, DON'T USE GORILLA GLUE or other expanding glues. Plain old wood glue is best.

I'll try to take pictures as I assemble.

Okay, that's it for tonight. Just wanted to get those few thoughts down before I moved on.


  1. Good work John. Glad that paid off. Gluing isn't hard if you have the screws in there. Pre drill pilot holes for all of the screws, back them out, glue the joint, and put them back in. Most wood glues have a set up time of at least 20 minutes. Doing the side plates and top and bottom is a great idea for staging it too.