Making table clamps for gluing miter joints

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Project by grosa posted 05-30-2015 12:53 PM 1073 views 9 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picture 1, I start by drawing a 5” circle and add a handle so it looks like a comma.
Picture 2, screw it to the table so it’s tight and it is off center.
Picture 3, screw it down so when you pull the handle it pulls the workpiece in the direction you want it to go. The clamp is screwed tight to the table so when you move it, it stays in place. No other clamps are required.
Picture 4, use blocks to make sure your joint is square.
Picture 5, here is a close up of the joint after it has dried and it has been sanded.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 12:08 AM

Neat cam clamps. I can see how they work, but you must have cut some pretty accurate miters, too. No amount of clamp pressure can make miters this good if they are not accurate. Great job!

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 05:32 AM

Nice and simple cam clamps… good job on the joint..

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#3 posted 06-09-2015 02:04 AM

Thanks guys, they work great and they stay put.

-- Have a great day.

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