mattharris75 Posted January 28, 2008 Report Share Posted January 28, 2008 (edited) I saw these on sale on Woodcraft's website several months ago and decided they'd be perfect for gluing up tops and whatnot. I like the idea of having a 4 way pressure clamp to provide alignment of the boards. The clamps come as kits and require that you rip some 2x4's and drill holes in them and assemble the clamps. I used them for the first time tonight when gluing up the ash body blank for my new bass project. my impressions so far are that they seem to fairly effectively provide clamping pressure in each direction, but are a bit unwieldy when trying to get everything fit together and tightened before the glue begins to set. It's a good idea to have a second set of hands available to help. Has anybody else tried these clamps? If not, i'll let everyone know how effective they really were once I pull them off the blank tomorrow night. I plan on using them to join my 5/16" thick spalted maple and burled redwood bottom and top plates as well, assuming this test run on the ash goes well. *Edit* I do realize that the cranks are on the wrong side. I didn't realize it until I started tightening them down, then it dawned on me that I was completely brain dead. Nevertheless, they worked. Edited January 28, 2008 by mattharris75 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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