|Project by tswoodwizard||posted 06-03-2014 04:08 AM||1701 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I always wanted to build a clamping system that would reach into a 4 ft. x 8 ft. project to do inlay work and when a client requested a Frank Loyd Wright design in his 3-6×7-0 entry door I was finally forced to build it out of need. The table has (16) 5”x 5” x 4ft long chambers between the 3/4” MDF top and bottom to accept the bottom bar of each clamp. The clamps can be moved in and out to position the 1” dia. threaded screw over any point 25” or less from the outside of the table edge. On this project I ordered a pre-hung “Fir” door and inlaid 3/8” thick Maple into a 1/8” deep routed area using “WEST SYSTEM” epoxy. I use 5/4” thick x 6” x 12” steel plates between the screw end and the inlay to spread even pressure over the area to be glued. After glue has set up I unclamp and route the excess Maple off even to the surface and scrape and sand smooth. So far my system works as expected.
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