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Forum topic by slp posted 04-05-2011 05:22 AM 920 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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slp

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04-05-2011 05:22 AM

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Does anyone know where to purchase very large wood clamps. I need some capable of clamping 2in. thick beech lumber 8in. wide by 12 ft long. The clamps need to clamp to a width of at least 3ft. wide. They will need to have large wheels to drive the clamp screw. I also need a motorized glue roller to quickly spread glue on lumber edges. I will certainly appreciate any help. Thanks all.


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#1 posted 04-05-2011 11:24 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Jorgensen-7236-36-I-Bar-Clamp/dp/B0000224CH

The Jorgensen I Bar clamp is one of the best, IMHO. But, they don’t have wheels to drive the screw.

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 06:21 PM

You could use these and get pipe cut to any length you wanted- get both ends threaded and a few couplers so you can make longer clamps if needed.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2020169/19674/Bessey-HSeries-Pipe-Clamp-Fixture-34.aspx

As for the motorized glue spreader, have you considered doing the glue ups in sections. After the sections dry, then gluing the sections together. Every time I try to do a large or complicated glue up, something always goes wrong- pieces slip or become misaligned.

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 06:24 PM

For large area glue spreading, I just open the top of the 1 gallon glue bottle, pore it on the surface that needs glue and spread it out with a trowel with 1/8” notched pattern. Works great and goes very fast. As far as large clamps, go with LEW suggestion of pipe clamps. They work great and can be adjusted to longer or shorter sections by using the couplers. Simple, inexpensive and very versatile.

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