Can I use a band clamp when glueing an end grain cutting board
I have 25 3" sections of 4x4 I want to glue together into a square cutting board. Douglas Fir, if that matters. I am trying to avoid making or purchasing bar clamps, although I see they are regularly used in a project like this.
I am wondering if I will be able to get by using a band clamp along the outside edge if I place 1" cubes at the center of each 4x4, to hopefully encourage the band to press perpendicular to itself along the sides. Since I am not joining at a corner piece, will there be enough and reasonably equally distributed clamping force?
I am also trying to create a rectangular board. Will the band clamp clamp less evenly in that situation?
Thanks in advance. If, in my ignorance, I have left out any important information I will be happy and quick to respond!