|Project by cstrang||posted 01-10-2010 06:48 PM||6547 views||42 times favorited||21 comments|
This is a wedge board… I guess that the best name I can put on it lol. I got the basic idea from a cabinetmaking book, they suggested putting two pieces of scrap on your bench and screwing them down, but who wants to put holes in their bench? So I thought this would be a better solution, it is a 4×8 sheet of melamine with pine edging. It folds flat against the wall for storage and pops out when needed. The middle bar is moveable and you place it about 1.5” above your piece that you wish to clamp, insert the wedges and let it be till the glue dries. If I was to do it again I think I would put two T-tracks along either side instead of having to use clamps and I am going to replace the middle piece with some hard maple because there is flex in the pine when you apply force, other than that it works great. If there is any squeeze out it comes off the melamine easily and best of all… no iron bleed. I have glued up cabinet doors and some panels on this so far.
-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.