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Forum topic by ElmoSr posted 07-12-2013 at 06:46 AM 968 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ElmoSr

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07-12-2013 at 06:46 AM

i am looking for a way to clamp a triangle as for a picture frame,, does anyone have one or a pic of one, done spent to much time surfing for one.

thanks for any help

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch


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#1 posted 07-12-2013 at 06:49 AM

Strap clamp – or your belt with a spring clamp – or brads

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#2 posted 07-12-2013 at 07:43 AM

If I only have one irregular shape to clamp, I lay it out on the assembly table, cramp or screw blocks near to the joints, glue the piece up, lay it back inside the blocks and tighten it all up with folding wedges i.e. opposing wedges.

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#3 posted 07-12-2013 at 08:59 AM

thanks guys appreciate the help, i am only gluing up one side of the triangle the other side has a flat base was gluing up only the point angle

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#4 posted 07-12-2013 at 09:02 AM

blue painters tape

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#5 posted 07-12-2013 at 09:43 AM

+1 Renners. This approach allows you to fine tune
the pressure to get the joint tight.

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#6 posted 07-12-2013 at 05:52 PM

I’d take one of these:

and throw away one corner. Then I would make 6 15 degree shims (assuming it is an equilateral triangle). 2 shims per corner, 3 corners and tighten up the band. Voila!

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