|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 134 days ago||429 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
134 days ago
While doing a dry run for a large tabletop glue up today, I stopped and realized that I think I need to make some new clamping cauls. I tried to put a bow into the first set I made and I think I went a little overboard. My shorter cauls (18” to 24”) have about 1/16 or more camber and the longer ones (36ish”) have about 3/16 to 1/4 of camber in them. Seems like I have to put too much pressure on them to get the bow to come out. I am worried that between the camber on the top caul and the bottom caul, I am going to put a bow in the panel because the cauls somehow won’t flex at the same rate. Anyway, I have a ton of cherry left over from this tabletop and was wanting to make some new clamping cauls from the leftovers. I am thinking of leaving the camber totally out or maybe just taking three or four passes with a handplane. Any thoughts or tips on making a good long lasting set of cauls?
Thanks again guys
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