Spalm Cutting Board glue up

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 09-09-2011 08:11 PM 3644 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalm cutting board design initial glue up process. I came up with the idea of using hose clamps and cauls for very tightly gluing the pieces together and as a bonus there is no slippage. The glue joints are tight and perfect. I used four hose clamps and three cauls. Each cauls width needs to be shorter than the sides and as long as the pieces.

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#1 posted 09-09-2011 08:48 PM

pretty ingenious !

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 09:01 PM

That works pretty slick….

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#3 posted 09-09-2011 09:20 PM

What a great idea… I like it a lot…

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 10:29 PM

great idea

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 10:49 PM

This sure made the glue up quick and easy. It also opened up the possibility of batch jobs.

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 11:24 PM

Nice idea…thank you : )

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#7 posted 09-10-2011 12:17 AM

Cool. Good idea.
Now, are they symmetrical? Before you slice them all up, it would be nice to check. Just slice off several really thin ends and see if you can make a good fit.

Good luck, the next part is a bugger to glue up too. But it looks like you got it under control.
Exciting times.

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#8 posted 09-10-2011 12:22 AM

Just goes to show you, you can’t have too many clamps.

Looking forward to the finished goods.


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#9 posted 09-10-2011 01:51 AM

Steve, the triangles are all perfect. :-) The edge joints of each triangle are all flush and the interior joints are tight. Each individual piece was milled according to your directions. I believe you could get away with the pieces being a little big (+ 1mm) on the .875 measure with this clamping technique but not any other measurement. There is no hope if your pieces measure under what you need using this clamping approach. All pieces must be the same size to begin with.

Thanks for sharing your design for making the board.

I have hose clamps for gluing up segmented bowl rings.

Does anyone else want a Tolberone chocolate bar?

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#10 posted 09-10-2011 05:52 PM

Cool, Jeff!

Neat clamping “jig”


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#11 posted 09-22-2011 08:42 PM

Tolberone bars are THE BEST. especially the ones that are like a foot long!

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