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Anyone tried these?

They look fairly interesting for table top glue ups.....anyone try them?

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/125...ng-System.aspx

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Anyone tried these?

Seems like a nice idea. I think the downward pressure in the center wouldn't be enough to press the wood into alignment and may allow the joint to mismatch. But they would be ready for a clamp to aid in alignment. I'd give the insides a curve so when they were under pressure they would exert more pressure in the center. Wonder how much pressure they have.
A bit pricy. To start you need at least 2- $50
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I think this a great idea especially for cutting boards
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-25-2014, 01:05 AM
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Ill confess, its not immediately obvious how this is any better than some wooden cauls

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I've never seen those before and I don't believe I would like them. It looks like it would be cumbersome to get the wood clamped in them. It looks like they would take the place of cauls however I've never needed to use cauls when gluing up a panel. To align wood in a glue up I snug the panel up and hammer it flat with a 8lb sledge hammer.
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I have a set. Picked them up at a trade show for 40$ for a set, so I bought 2 sets(each set makes a complete clamp). They went on one glue up, annoyed me, and I don't even know where they are now.


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They look fairly interesting for table top glue ups.....anyone try them?

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/125...ng-System.aspx
My dad has some similar to that but without the plastic junk. The metal parts fit into notches cut into the 48" maple bars. If I remember correctly his 'bar stock' was 48" x 1 1/2" x 2" tall.

They are bad ass but pricey... (more than what you linked to)

For raised panels and such it just don't get any better.
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