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Forum topic by Angela posted 08-18-2011 11:02 PM 3139 views 3 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Angela

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08-18-2011 11:02 PM

I recently saw this on the Internet and thought it was a great idea. I thought I’d share it with the folks on LJ.

I was wondered if anyone has made something slimilar and would share their ideas and photos with us.

If anyone is interested where I discovered this clamping and cauls station it is located at a Wood Forum

I tried to locate the maker (brianalt) of this on LJ but it appears he’s not a member.

Angela

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#1 posted 08-18-2011 11:03 PM

It’s really clever but it eats up a lot of real estate. For a predictable glue-up in a mass produced piece, this would be a winner. Thanks for sharing it!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 08-18-2011 11:13 PM

I was just thinking the same thing Bertha said.

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 11:13 PM

I thought the same thing about the size and it would have to be even larger if it’s a larger glue up. It wouldn’t be to bad if the cauls unscrew then they could be stored in the rafters but to store as a whole unit..Yikes

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#4 posted 08-19-2011 12:32 AM

Those are splittable hinges.

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#5 posted 08-19-2011 04:41 PM

Hard to tell from the photos, but it doesn’t appear that there is a slight crown on the cauls, if there is it may be absorbed by the cushiony rubber material, and that defeats the main purpose of a caul… in my opinion.

I have an adjustable Plano system I purchased quite a few years ago, one half of it fastenes neatly to the wall, not unlike the one picured, however, it is vertically mounted and works quite well. Saves “real estate”...

I use it mostly for efficient use of scraps and strips, slather glue on them, stick them in the clamp and leave them to dry. Useful for making tops for shop cabinets, shop jigs, etc. Can start with a few pieces, add some later, until I get to the size I need, then run through sander or planer.

There is a knuckle between the two vertical pieces that allows for clamping of material from 1/4” to 4” thick.

It can also be used as a veneer press.

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#6 posted 08-19-2011 05:11 PM

I’ve seen the wall-mounted ones before with crowned cauls and they’re slick. If I had a free wall and I could talk myself out of a panel saw :) , I’d consider one.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 08-19-2011 05:20 PM

Al, you will get way more use from a Festool track saw than a panel saw… and still have room for a Plano! :)

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#8 posted 08-21-2011 01:55 AM

jusfine – I saw something like that years ago at a woodworking show. I really loved it but I recall the price was way too high.

I don’t have the wall space either and I don’t do too many glue ups.

I’m making some cauls right now for my project.

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