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Posted on Are Most Benchtops Woefully Underclamped during Glueup? (probably not)

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 11:49 PM

It’s interesting to know that science has found the correct pressure. Beyond that it’s meaningless for woodworkers. Grain direction will skew any pressure pattern you may have. Cups will keep the pressure pattern narrow and crowns will spread them out more.
It’s more important to have straight edges, even glue, good drying habits, and some luck because there is no way you’re going to safely clamp anything at 1200 lb sq in, unless maybe some exploding wood. Maybe some of you pro’s have the time and know how to set something like this up, but for most of us it wouldn’t work.

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