Clamping Cauls

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Project by whope posted 08-03-2015 11:42 PM 1281 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I almost feel guilty for calling this one a project. They we too easy to make.

Following the article at Highland Woodworking, I made three pairs of cauls. They take almost no time to make, it’s good practice using your hand plane (which I needed) and there’s no glue-up or finishing.

I recommend using at least three pairs on a glue up.

I’ll eventually make 4 footers when I need them.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.

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#1 posted 08-04-2015 01:29 AM

Instead of the hand plane, you can set the board’s mid point over the jointer’s blades and run the piece through the rest of the way. Reverse the board and repeat. This leaves the center “high” and removes material towards each end of the board. It may take more than one pass to get the desired separation at the ends.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-04-2015 11:08 AM

If I had a jointer, you are correct.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.

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#3 posted 08-05-2015 08:53 AM


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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