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Forum topic by Tim Dahn posted 10-30-2010 08:23 PM 2355 views 12 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tim Dahn

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10-30-2010 08:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip clamp

While reading yuri's post regarding clamping time the “memory vault door” opened slightly (you more seasoned LJ’s know of what I speak) and I remembered seeing this tip at the wood show in Chantilly Va last spring.

First of all: the credit for this goes to Bill Bush.

Just cut a paper grocery bag into 3” squares, put liberal amount of glue on both sides of your frame joint. I also always add a spline to my picture frames once the joint is dry for added strength.

put the two sides together and put them on the paper.

Press the two sides together tight and hold for a few seconds until you have glue squeeze out. Clean off the glue and let it dry, as the paper dries it shrinks pulling the joint tighter. It woorks for 3/4”-1” thick wood, if you want to glue up a thicker board just put a piece of paper bag on the top too.

Here are some pics of the frame I did using this paper bag clamp.

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degoose

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 10:21 PM

Ok but where do I get paper grocery bags down under… great tip… now to look for paper grocery bags… all our bags are plastic or cloth…

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#2 posted 10-30-2010 10:25 PM

way cool

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#3 posted 10-30-2010 10:31 PM

Would brown wrapping paper do the same?

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#4 posted 10-30-2010 10:50 PM

In the grocery store they might sell brown paper for wrapping? So you just glue up and wipe off the squeeze out and plunk it down on a brown paper bag? That’s it?

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#5 posted 10-30-2010 11:04 PM

The method you are showing us here Tim is basically the same as for using veneer tape along seams. Seem like aneasy way to clamp.

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#6 posted 10-30-2010 11:06 PM

Hey I bet paper drywall tape might work?

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#7 posted 10-30-2010 11:07 PM

degoose – PM me your address and I will mail you some.

lilredweldingrod – give it a try on some scrap and let us know, but I bet it works.

rivergirl – glue it up, plunk it down on the paper, squeeze it together while you position the two pieces then let it dry. I gave it a few minutes the wiped off the glue, you could also wait longer the scrape it off.

It’s that easy.

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#8 posted 10-30-2010 11:28 PM

This is in the category of tricks. This I gotta try, even with some scrap wood. Favorited it.

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Jim

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#9 posted 10-31-2010 03:32 AM

thank´s for sharing one of those “why didn´t I think of that”
after all we have seen paper schrink the hole life when it get wet

take care
Dennis

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#10 posted 10-31-2010 04:18 AM

Might have to try that one… not too sure though… had to check the calendar make sure it wasn’t April.

I will try though. Thanks.

Paul

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#11 posted 10-31-2010 04:40 AM

Seems like a great tip. Thanks

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#12 posted 11-18-2010 09:07 AM

I like the idea. Can’t see why it would not work.

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#13 posted 11-18-2010 01:20 PM

Clever, Timbo. Thanks for posting.

degoose,

Brown paper bags are made of Kraft Paper. You might try the butcher in the back of the store. They (used to) use it for wrapping meat. Deer hunters probably still get theirs wrapped in it. Or you can sometimes find it at craft stores like Michael’s. HTH.

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#14 posted 11-18-2010 02:05 PM

Just can’t use the paper that is waxed on wide side. It won’t shrink. :)

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#15 posted 11-18-2010 02:08 PM

That’s a handy tip. Thanks for posting it.

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