Make glue-ups fair and square
I make quite a few cutting boards, and have found that the final glue-up can be frustrating, particularly using tippy pipe clamps while trying to keep all the parts square and aligned. A clamping jig, like this one, makes the process much simpler. The jig holds the clamps upright, pins the glue-up tightly against its side to ensure it goes together squarely, and provides plenty of clamping surface for adding cauls to keep the glue-up flat.
—Gene Heimerman, Perry, Iowa