|Project by Kevin May||posted 06-02-2012 03:07 AM||6015 views||32 times favorited||12 comments|
I was having trouble gluing up end grain cutting boards. Keeping the cut segments square, and applying adequate ‘squeeze’ without causing the segments to shimmy up, was difficult using the pipe clamps I had. The jig I devised has a framers square built into it, so I can use that to keep the segments square as I place them into position. Also, the jig uses 2 threaded rods to apply the squeeze. By using 2 spacers under the jig, I can place the cutting board segments in the center of the of the clamp, which prevents the shimmy effect.
This jig has greatly reduced the issues of the final glue up of my cutting boards.
Obviously not made of wood, but added as a project for the ‘Stumpy Jig Contest’.
-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!" www.kevinmaywoodworks.com