glue-up table... How do i prepare for clamps?

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Forum topic by Cole Tallerman posted 07-24-2012 03:11 AM 904 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Cole Tallerman

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07-24-2012 03:11 AM

I dont have any perfectly flat workbenches and even if i did, they are covered in stuff, so im building a small, flat glue-up table. I have it mostly figure out except for preparing for clamps. Ive seen multiple ideas like putting holes in the table and having cabinet clamps built into the side of the table and many more. Im just wondering what ya’ll have found to work the best and if they are complicated, how would i go about doing them? The top of the table has been built already with pieces of maple. (3” thick)

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#1 posted 07-24-2012 04:20 AM

I use k body clamps. They just sit on their backs. It’s
pretty simple to establish geometry of a flat panel with
just a few on them on the bottom and then use whatever
is handy on the top of the panel.

I have a bunch of pipe clamps but I only use them for
really big things or to fill-in when I’m running out
of the k body clamps.

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