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I am about to glue a drop-top onto a mahogany body. I have already spent way more on this than I expected :D Anyway, I only have a couple of quick grip clamps and was wondering if there was anything wrong with just applying alot of weight (like from a weight set) to the top after I glue it? I want to save some money here, but not at the risk of screwing something up.

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in my experience it takes ALOT of clamping pressure to properly do a drop top...i used about 3 steel quick grip clamps,2 wooden stewmac quick grips,and about a dozen spool clamps...and i still had to soften the glue and reclamp in a few spots.use titebond so that water will soften it

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