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

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#1 posted 12-07-2012 03:03 AM

I built an 8’ long bench several years ago that has (2) 12 1/2” wide, 3 1/2” thick ash slabs. The slabs are glue-ups of 3-1/2×1-7/8 boards, glued face to face. I glued them with Titebond, I parked a 735,000 pound 747 on them as they dried… OK… I didn’t really do the 747 part…

I clamped them with Jorgensen pipe clamps and Bessey K-Bodies, just like every other glue-up I’ve ever done. The boards were properly jointed, so it didn’t take much force to close the joints. Through the rough handling associated with final milling, and several years of hand tool use, the slabs are great!

I think you can really over think this…

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