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

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#1 posted 12-07-2012 05:43 AM

“Clamping force radiates outward at 45 degree” – is that diagram from the aforementioned article? At this point I begin to question author’s (R. Rabiej) credentials. It is inconceivable that professor of engineering would write such a thing.
There must be some mistake, because suggested clamping pressures are similar to compressive strength perpendicular to grain (after which crushing occurs) for the listed species.
Patcollins makes an excellent point here: “I know one thing, every glueup that I have seen fail it was the wood failing and not the glue. No clamping pressure is going to increase the strength of the wood”

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