On Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 1:52:02 PM UTC-5, Spalted Walt wrote:
I've never done a panel glue-up. And I've seen various solutions to the pro
blem he mentions. But my first reaction to his "invention" is this: assumin
g for a second that the bars of his clamps do a good job as "cauls", couldn
't he simply have alternated the clamps up and down, having the bars from B
OTH directions contact the panel? The only difference would be that the upp
er and lower "cauls" would be offset horizontally by the thickness of a cla
Yes he could have inverted and placed clamps on both sides. His mistake
and the problem he is trying to solve is overcome by simple tightening top
and bottom bar clamps evenly. Both top and bottom clamps alternatively
vs. one side and then the other.
Just do it the way he showed at the beginning with two clamps under and
two clamps above and then use wedges wherever needed to apply pressure
and you should get the same result he does with his fancy modification.
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