|Project by Harold||posted 03-01-2008 06:43 PM||5482 views||22 times favorited||13 comments|
Hows that old saying go,”you can never have enough clamps”. I use a simple clamping system that is very affordable, flexible and most importantly repeatable. I use alot of curves and this is how I glue them up. One of the drawbacks to the common Male/Female forms used is that the laminations or parts must be milled perfectly in order to work with in the jig, as I began to use more and more tapered sections this became a constant struggle. I thought that if I could use one reference form and somehow work from this edge, the opposite edge could vary. For example, my chair rockers use the bottom edge for obvious reasons, the back leg jig however uses the inside radius, as this allows me to duplicate the arm and seat connection.
I use a flexible metal caul on the top and tighten the bolts or all thread with my cordless drill and then a ratchet.
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