You can't top edge clamps for applying solid-wood edges, but like all quality tools, a fistful of them represents a tidy investment. Without denting your wallet, wouldn't it be nice if clamps you already own would work for this task?
joinery shop tip

Call your woodworker's clamps into action for those occasional edge-gluing jobs by using them in combination with homemade wooden wedges. After fitting together the glued workpieces, tighten the clamps in place as shown left and tap wedges in place for the desired lateral pressure. Suitably sized C-clamps work quite well in this arrangement, too.
—From the WOOD magazine shop