|Project by freddyaudiophile||posted 07-27-2013 03:53 PM||1856 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
Quick and dirty clamping jig I threw together (20 boards ago). Two layers of 3/4” MDF measuring 18” x 20” glued together, capped off with a layer of white marker board from Home Depot. I have a laminated oak block that measures 2” x 3” that was jointed and dead square to the surface. It is secured to the MDF and marker board using screws driven up from the bottom. The oak block has 5 holes in it… But they are not used for screws! :)
I lay in the strips for the cutting board and clamp off the oak block. Then I put some clamping cauls across to keep the boards flat.
Most of the dried glue comes right off of the marker board… Although this piece looks like it has been through a small war. I did not glue the marker board onto the MDF so I can replace it easily.
I am in the process of making a larger version as I’ve had some orders for 24 to 26” long cutting boards come alond recently… Will be the same as this one.
Comments, ideas welcome…
-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada