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01-07-2013 08:48 PM

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I just saw another post about someone having trouble figuring out how to clamp miters and since I wanted to gather
photos for a upcoming class I teach I thought I would add these here hoping it might help someone out. I’m sure there are more ways to clamp miters but here are a few.

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 08:54 PM

Nice pictorial, Jim. Thanks for posting this.

Although, I’m not too sure about the next to last picture. It seems counter-intuitive.

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 08:59 PM

A bunch of great ideas here and the pictures really say it all. Thank you , Jim : )

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 09:12 PM

thanks for the ideas

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 09:14 PM

a great tutorial today jim, some really good ideas here, ive got some large clamps for this , but they dont seem to get them as tight as they should be, i like the wooden ones at the very first, will have to make some up…thanks jim…..

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 09:16 PM

Something there for just about everybody Jim. Thanks

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 09:37 PM

thanks jim that helps alote

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 09:45 PM

thanks Jim

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#8 posted 01-07-2013 09:55 PM

Ever think wood doesn’t want to be joined at a 45 degree angle?

Nice post. Some good ideas there.

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#9 posted 01-07-2013 10:06 PM

You forgot these.

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#10 posted 01-07-2013 10:11 PM

Thanks guys
Thanks Rich cool clamp, edited and added to the post.

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#11 posted 01-07-2013 10:27 PM

Thanks Jim, nice info. I only have used one of these clamps, so now I will have other alternatives.
-don

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#12 posted 01-07-2013 10:38 PM

Thanks Jim….....some great ways to clamp and some I will make use of.

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#13 posted 01-07-2013 10:44 PM

a1Jim – Thanks for all of the alternatives.
A method I have tried with success is using tape, like painters tape so there’s no residue.
  • Assemble but dry fit the miters together using tape on a picture frame, for example.
  • Check each corner for a good fit.
  • Then pull the tape on one corner just enough to open the joint.
  • Open the frame and spread the pieces out in a single row, carefully, with the open miters facing up.
  • Spread the glue on each corner
  • Then close it back up into a frame again and resecure the tape on that corner that was pulled apart.
    Sorry no picture to descibe it better

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#14 posted 01-07-2013 10:48 PM

Thanks Kdc
I’ve used that one myself on boxes but I don’t know if it would work on picture frames.

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#15 posted 01-07-2013 10:54 PM

a1Jim – I’ve used paineter tape on picture frames with success. To me, its easier than fussing with clamps for a simple frame. I like the photos you posted. Will keep them as a reference

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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