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Masking Tape "Clamps" Glue-Fragile Parts


Whether by accident or design, sometimes you need to join parts too delicate for clamping. You can't repair a thin scrollsawn piece with an ordinary clamp; it would crush your work. The same is true with a frame of delicate molding.

When I'm faced with these tricky tasks, I "clamp" the joint with a piece of masking tape on my bench, sticky side up. I adhere the pieces together and press the joint to the tape. Once the adhesive sets, I simply peel off the tape.
—Chuck Hedlund, WOOD® magazine staff

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