Tame tricky clamp-ups
Overcome odd clamp-ups
When you can't clamp directly across a joint, such as in the assembly shown at the top of page 18, insert spacers between the legs to equalize the clamping pressure along the assembly's length. When cutting tapered parts, save the offcuts (right) to use as cauls. If you find yourself regularly building un-square projects, purchase a band clamp (below right) -- it greatly reduces the hassle of those clamp-ups.
- Watch clamping and sanding tricks for perfectly flat panels at woodmagazine.com/clampflat.
- Find nine more clamping tips at woodmagazine.com/clamptips.
- Check out our favorite clamps and clamping accessories at woodmagazine.com/clampreviews.
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