Pressure Clamps

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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 08-01-2010 01:10 AM 4232 views 26 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a few pressure clamps for small to large jointing operations or veneering. Nothing special or eye candy about these. EZ to make. Had some two by four lumber which I split in half and run on the jointer to get a perfect flat side.
Drilled a few holes at different intervals to accommodate different size board widths, these will do up to thirty inches wide. The turn handles I made using some T-nuts.
Some leftover stain to fight off glue during clamping. I might cut shallow dado’s for glue escape or just use riser blocks.
These are a must in any shop that deals with real wood and jointing projects.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#1 posted 08-01-2010 01:40 AM

Good way to keep every thing flat when you are edge gluing I’ll have to have some thanks for showing…........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#2 posted 08-01-2010 02:51 AM

Gotta have these if you want nice flat panels.
I have a similar design that I plan to use.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#3 posted 08-01-2010 02:08 PM

Simple, cheap & very useful…...
great idea

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#4 posted 08-01-2010 02:26 PM


-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#5 posted 08-01-2010 02:59 PM

Great idea and a very useful tool! Wax or packing tape on the faces that touch the squeeze out will prevent glue from sticking, no need to cut dadoes to avoid squeeze out.

-- Dominic P.- Duxbury MA

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#6 posted 08-01-2010 03:10 PM

oh now that gives me an idea thank you

-- dannymac

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#7 posted 08-01-2010 04:20 PM

THX for the comments.
Packing tape, YES. That’s what I’ve used in the past. Wax absolutely NOT. gets on the workpiece, leaves a residue that can get pushed in deep in the wood pores and messes up the stain job.
I’m thinking I will put a heavy coat of poly on these and let them dry and that should prevent any glue infringements ;-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#8 posted 08-01-2010 06:42 PM

That is great and a must to make on my list…..thank you for a great jig.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#9 posted 08-02-2010 04:09 AM

Looks like a good idea : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 09-07-2010 01:02 AM

this is good , i need to make a set of these. thanks.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#11 posted 09-07-2010 02:18 AM

Pressure clamps or clamping cauls are a must for panel glue-ups but they do have their own draw backs.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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