|Project by hotncold||posted 08-06-2014 01:12 AM||10862 views||83 times favorited||27 comments|
I love making cutting boards but I have struggled with clamping the glue up (hasn’t everyone?). I had a glue up jig but it usually occupied the space on my table saw outfeed table which invariably created problems when I needed to use the saw.
I decided that I needed a “dedicated space” for doing the glue ups so this is what I came up with. It has potential for much more than simply gluing boards.
I began by laminating Formica to the substrate for the top and routed 2 oak (1×2) boards for the long sides. I inset T-tracks to make spacing between the cauls completely adjustable. On the short side, I added cam clamps to the cross piece so that I could set a 90 degree angle anywhere on the table plus this allows me to clamp from either direction.
The cauls are fashioned from 1×2-1/2 oak with spacers added for the 5/16” T-bolts.
I added shelves to store the extra cauls underneath and on the end of the table, storage for glue, rollers, tape, paper towels, scrapers, etc.
Finally I believe I have all of my glue up supplies at hand and got everything off my assembly/outfeed table.
Note: The aluminum angles (1/2”) in pic 3 are can be moved to raise the work piece off the table so the squeeze out is limited to the glue line and not the entire cutting board. I also place wax paper under the entire assembly.
The top is 29” x 45”. Large enough to handle any of the boards that I have done so far.
Sorry for the lengthy explanation…
Thanks for looking and your comments are always welcome. Now let’s go glue some boards!!!
-- Dennie - Tennessee