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Forum topic by Xtreme90 posted 01-16-2010 04:35 AM 1107 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Xtreme90

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01-16-2010 04:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: clamping with benches

Hey,
I don’t want to sound dumb or anything, but I just got some beautiful oak benches from grizzly model T10157. They have all the stop dog holes and are very accurate. My question is how exactly would you clamp two jointed boards let’s say 4’ long and 6”wide on it useing the viceses on the benches. The viceses don’t seem to be placed on the correct position. I just Know I’m missing something.

Once again I would really appreciate any info.

Thanks.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest


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#1 posted 01-16-2010 05:02 AM

It sounds like you may be glueing boards edge to edge? That should be done with hand clamps long enough to reach across the length you want to glue. The dog holes are there to hold pieces to the table while you work them with some sort of hand tool. You could clamp the boards together on there but at 4’ long you wouldn’t get much clamping space as the dog holes are only spaces so far apart and thats it. I may be totally missing your question though.

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#2 posted 01-16-2010 05:38 AM

Lord knows I don’t know very much about woodworking,but I don’t think you’re supposed to do a glue up using your bench as the clamp. You do use the bench, but (I think) you would use bar clamps or pipe clamps to clamp the boards together.

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 08:29 AM

could you post a photo or two?

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