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How To: #1: Clamping Cauls - Making & Using

01-22-2016 01:12 PM by OSU55 | 4 comments »

Clamping cauls are superior to dowels and biscuits for aligning panel glue ups. No, they don’t align the ends of the boards, but biscuits have too much play to do so, and have too much play to align the board edges. Dowels will align the ends, but you need one every 10-12 inches to get the edges to align, and good luck hammering all your pieces together. Various router bit profiles can align the board edges, provided you set the bit exactly right, but provide no end alignment. Granted, you have to buy or make clamping cauls, but they are easy to make and you will have them ready. Once made, they are much easier and quicker to use than the other methods listed. Cauls can also be used to cl...

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