|Project by RussInMichigan||posted 10-27-2016 09:20 PM||2145 views||17 times favorited||15 comments|
Since the demand for cutting boards has grown I figured I’d better make a dedicated clamp to simplify the process.
I could glue up a 13 by 26 board with this jig, but I can only get 12 1/2” wide material through my planer, so I’m not likely to add even that last half inch to a board blank.
I put in 20 bolts clamping bolts, each 3/8”, and it really will apply a lot of force on the blank.
The first image shows the jig with the side cauls and hand wrench. I use the hand wrench very little since it’s so much easier to use my cordless drill to snug up the bolts.
Image two is another perspective giving a better view of the bolts.
Image three shows the end of the main caul which has a steel bar embedded in it.
Image four shows the bits of 3/8” black pipe I inserted into the caul to keep the bolts from tearing into the plywood.
Thanks for looking in Lumberjocks.