How to glue without clamps?
Hi, I'm new here. Looks like a great community. Hoping someone will be kind enough to help out an inexperienced woodworker.
I'm building a sealed box out of 1/2" poplar board, 10"x7"x7", that I plan on joining with dado joints and glue. What I really intend to do is to cut and finish the individual pieces and then mail them to someone else to assemble (he has parts to put inside first), so he'll need to fit and glue the dado cuts. Problem is, he doesn't have clamps.
He could buy clamps.
He could stack heavy books.
He could wrap tight with twine.
Would dowels keep it tight while it dries?
What do you suggest? Other options?
Thanks very much. Sorry for the dumb question.