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Forum topic by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 10-20-2009 11:38 AM 1028 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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10-20-2009 11:38 AM

So I am looking to build a cutting board glue-up jig. I need to start making cutting boards at a rate of 4 a week and figured I would build a clamping jig. I envision a table top with wood U-shaped pieces to run across it. Then I wanted to find some hold-down clamps where I drilled holes in the top part of the U, these clamps then bolted/screwed to the wood cross-beam and then the threaded clamp part could be screwed down and pressure the piece between the table top and the clamps. Figured 3 of these per cross-bar with a distribution board between the piece and the clamps.

Something like a pipe clamp only the threaded part and it would bolt to the cross-member. I remember seeing something like that on LJs but cannot find any reference to it.

Any thoughts as to where to find the clamp hardware I am talking about? I think the original project was built to do large panel glue-ups, for table tops and such.

Thanks.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?


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#1 posted 10-20-2009 11:42 AM

Come up with enough google combinations and you find your answer, they are called veneer screw presses.

Found a couple suppliers. Later.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 02:54 PM

Would this work for you ;
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=31138&cat=1,43838

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 04:20 PM

Here’s another way to flatten glue ups you can make at home.

From my woodfolder

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 09:15 PM

Nice, I dub that jig the caul and maul, even though they’re technically wedges.

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