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Review by Chris posted 10-17-2010 04:49 AM 2899 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I purchase the Bowlamp Master Set earlier this year because there was some case work and panel glue-ups I wanted to do during the fall season. While building this Mahogany Bookcase I used them on both the face frame and the shelf edging. I have found them to be of very high quality and workmanship and had only very miner issues with using them. The problems were all on my end and not that of the product itself.

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 05:40 AM

THX. What sort of minor issues?
They don’t look like they are made from bamboo wood. wonder how long they will keep their shape.

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 04:24 PM

Router,

The issue was with how to apply them and get the full benefit. They can apply massive clamping pressure evenly to the surface. But, with some clamps you are limited by the thread travel on the clamp as to how far you can pull the caul down. So, I clamped them about a third of the way in from the ends with one set then applied another set of clamps to the end to complete it then remove the first set. They are made from hard maple and I don’t think you will have to woory about the shape as they are not bent to that shape but machined to it.

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#3 posted 10-18-2010 06:20 AM

Curved or bowed cauls are actually pretty easy to make yourself and can come in pretty hand. You simply take a board and plane from the center to the end, gradually moving out toward the end taking more strokes to the end than in the center, leaving a slightly curved surface.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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