Glue-up Clamp

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Project by Albert posted 12-28-2016 01:29 PM 4588 views 24 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Inspired by RussInMichigan I decided to make my own clamp for cutting boards. This thing has a lot of clamping power, enough to tear the fixture apart if not careful. A drill with a socket makes quick work of tightening the bolts, start with the clutch set to minimum force. I added the cauls to the fixture and they help keep everything flat and true, I will probably add a couple more for more convenient placement on smaller boards.
Shown in the glue up is a chaotic cutting board in progress, (another idea stolen from LJs).

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#1 posted 12-28-2016 03:31 PM

Looks awesome!

What did you use for the bolt recesses?

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#2 posted 12-28-2016 05:42 PM

Seems as it will work excellently.

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#3 posted 12-28-2016 09:46 PM

I like the idea great job

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#4 posted 12-28-2016 09:55 PM

That’s really useful, I wish I had one.

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#5 posted 12-29-2016 02:47 AM

Great clamp for lots of uniform pressure!!
Cheers, Jim

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#6 posted 12-29-2016 04:00 AM

Excellent idea. For some time I have pondered how to make this task easier.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 01-17-2017 03:54 PM

Excellent Clamping fixture! It does look very powerful! Perfect for those cutting board glue up’s!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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