|Forum topic by niki||posted 10-09-2007 07:09 AM||1282 views||4 times favorited||5 replies|
10-09-2007 07:09 AM
I would like to share with you my way of gluing-up a frame.
In general, the clamps tend to align themselves with the board that is in-line (or parallel) to the clamp pipe or bar.
For example, if you position the clamps at a 5° to the right of the parallel line of the board…when you press the clamps, the board (and all the frame) will go to 5° to the left (actually less than 5° but just for the example) and you will get un-squared frame.
In the case that the frame members are not cut at a perfect square (I mean, the cross-cut part), this method can help us to correct non-perfect square frame.
So, it’s a good idea to start with the clamps aligned in parallel to the frame members and, that’s what I do every time and in most of the cases, I don’t need any corrections.
In the case that correction is needed, the last picture can help.
On the pics, I’m gluing a doweled frame but, it’s the same for Mortise&Tenon or any other joining method.