Kreg Owners' Community

I have a granite piece that I'm boarding with black walnut, 1/2" wide - 3/8" thick, that has an 1/8 lip over the top. Looking for some ideas on how to clamp and glue in place. thanks, Don

Views: 168

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion


This is the approach I'd take.

Remove all dust from the joining pieces and surfaces.

Make a dry-fit, before glue-up, aligning and mating the wood pieces and insure the miter joints are all closed.

Examine all corners and sides, front a back.

Use a strip of masking tape to hold the wood pieces to the stone, while doing this exercise.

Clean the surfaces to be mated and glued, using rubbing alcohol.  

The rubbing will clean the residue from the stone and wood, permitting for more secure bonding.

I'd use a Clear Silicon Rubber Adhesive/Caulk.

Lay the bead in the rabbet joint on the wood, press the wood to the stone, and clamp in place.

The mitered corners, when assembled and fitted to the stone, can be secured using a pinner (and air driven tool that uses a very thin headless brad nail).

Clamping can be accomplished by banding clamps, located near each corner, in both directions, and a band across the center in both directions.

During clamping, insure all joints are closed, and the wood frame is resting tightly against the stone, with no visible cracks. 

The Silicon rubber will allow longer working time, while positioning and clamping.

Wipe-up/clean-up of any visible silicon adhesive can be done after the adhesive has set, by using a scraper, such as a single-edge razon blade fitted in an appropriate holder.

NOTE:  apply an applicable finish on the wood, onoly to the surfaces that will not be exposed to the adhesive.

The adhesive will not stick to an oily substance on the wood.

Happy building.


Thanks for the response and great ideas. What clamps do you use for something like this? I'm a bit nervous about using brad nail as to chance of splitting wood.

thanks again,


Thanks for your reply.


#1 band and web clamps, may also be known as "adjustable strap clamp".

A webbing material that features a clamp to draw-up and tighten as well as loosen the pressure for release.

Look at the "band clamps for woodworking" on Amazon, to give you some ideas what may work for you.

#2 rubber-band material.   I found some large size rubber bands at Rockler, for similar tasks, that worked very well.


Bike inner tubes work very well too.  The material is stretchy---can be adjusted to the desired pressure needed for a specific clamping task.

Used bike inner tubes can be obtained from bike shops.

Auto/truck tire inner tubes can be cut into strips, to make large rubber bands.

TIP: When cutting into strips, make accurate width cuts, so the cross-section is even.  If an area is too narrow, it'll tear out before the wider section fails. 

#3  large bar clamps.  When using these type tools, insure that your workpiece surfaces are protected/padded, so as to avoid marring/damage to the wood.  Padding, such as cardboard will suffice.

When clamping, apply just enough pressure to close the joint.  

Excessive pressure will damage your work-piece and may render it unrepairable or useless.


A "pinner", is a "pin nailer"---a 23ga headless nail, as thin as a "pin", and driven by an air-nailer.

One thing one has to be carefull with, is that when the pin is driven-in, at the rapid rate by the air-nailer tool, it will followed along the grain-line in the wood and may blow-thru the back side, which may cause damage to your finished work-piece.

Beginners may not be comfortable with this approach, so put this approach aside for now.

I love pinners for such tasks, but, it does require skill, to fasten small cross-section items.

I've also used "quick-grab" adhesive. It sets up fast.

Place a small amount on the mitered joint ends, and press and hold the joint together for the time denoted on the instructions.  You can also apply some masking tape over the joined area, while the adhesive sets, so you don't have hold it by hand. 

Hope this helps. 

Reply to Discussion


Need Help?

For Technical Support, call 800-447-8638 or send a message. Reps are available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm (CST). 


  • Add Videos
  • View All


Puzzle Caddy/Board

Hello All - I'm looking for a plan for a puzzle caddy to replace the frail cardboard ones we've used in the past...large main area and two smaller sorting/storing trays. If anyone has such a plan or has seen one someplace, I'd love to hear about…Continue

Tags: puzzle, Project

Started by R.J. Foster in Miscellaneous on Wednesday.

Edge Joining 2" Boards 1 Reply

Hi Everyone,I appreciate all the threads on the community. I've got to use this more, you guys are great.I got my hands on some beautiful ambrosia poplar, 2 inches thick, that I want to join for a desk/counter top. Using the 2.5 inch screws and…Continue

Tags: joining, edge

Started by brian lazenby in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Brad Martin Dec 1.

What type screw to use for Black Walnut 2 Replies

I have some 2" x 6" Black Walnut and need some 2 1/2" screws. To best of my knowledge Walnut is a hardwood so I need to use fine thread screws. However I can not find that length of Fine thread screws on Kregs website. Does anyone know where I can…Continue

Started by Duane Heda in Other Kreg® Products. Last reply by Duane Heda Dec 1.

Working in carport? 2 Replies

I share a large shop with a friend at his house, but, for the last couple years I have hardly been there to work on anything.I have moved a lot of the duplicate tools into my carport and have been working there.Does anyone else work in the…Continue

Started by Steven Brown in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Darrell Wertz on Wednesday.

Product Reviews

Kreg Project Center Work Station

The Kreg Project Center is great by itself, but 2 KPC's are better than 1 when you want to set up a 12 ft. work station in a couple minutes.…


Posted by Glenn Revheim on April 5, 2018 at 5:57am — 4 Comments

Festool Domino 500

The first thing I will do is set price aside and focus on the tool and why I bought the Domino. 

      I have orders for a few dining tables and chairs.  I have made one prototype chair, while I have all the tools to make angled…


Posted by justin waldron on April 2, 2018 at 5:46am

Kreg Foreman

I have built many kitchens and finally decided to buy the Foreman, because my latest kitchen consisted of 28 cabinets and I was over my hand hurting from all the drilling, moving the clamp etc., it seemed like a smart choice.



Posted by justin waldron on January 8, 2018 at 4:05am — 2 Comments

Kreg K5 Jig Review

Posted by Daris R. on November 20, 2017 at 5:39pm

© 2018   Created by KregRep.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service