Since 95% of my stock is recycled pieces of shipping crates, pallets, or cut offs donated from a now closed cabinet shop, I have to do a LOT of glue ups.
I have plenty of wood, just not in “ready to build” sizes.
This is about 1/4th of my supply. I keep the rest spread out at Grandma’s, my brother’s and everywhere else there is a little room. lol
So to do any projects, glue ups have to be fast, easy and as simple as possible.
I’ve made a set of clamping cauls that fit my assembly table pretty well and they have served me great.
I found an article in New Woodworker.com that showed how to make the set I use.
Here is the link.
Mine are about 36” X 1 1/2” X 1 1/2”.
I have modified their plan slightly to fit my needs, and so should you.
If my glue ups are narrower they the full width of the cauls, I use a quick clamp like that shown in the article to tighten them up.
I thought I’d show you what I came up with in case any new woodworkers might like to make a set.
They come in handy, and keep the panels from buckling.
I sized them to fit the clamps I use most.
They don’t take up a lot of room to store, and have proven their worth.
Just thought I’d pass it along.
-- Eric, central Florida