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Tips for Better Gluing & Clamping

 

Bar clamps offer a leg up when facing a carcase
Bar clamps offer a leg up when facing a carcase

The easiest way to glue banding to the face of a plywood carcase is with the case on its back. You can't lay it on a benchtop because you have no room for the clamps, and sawhorses always seem to get in the way of what you're doing.

Here's how I solve the problem. Before applying the banding, I clamp two long bar clamps to each end of the carcase as shown right. Then, I glue the banding to the side pieces and clamp them with bar clamps shorter than the "legs" on the ends. To face the ends, I move the "leg" clamps around the corner to the sides and re-clamp, then glue and clamp the banding to the ends.

-- Jan Svec, WOOD® magazine staff

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