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    Bowclamps

    I saw these clamping cauls on another forum. Anyone use them?

    http://www.bowclamp.com

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    Last edited by Tony Maio; 02-09-2009 at 10:44 PM.
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    i havnt used them but know of some who do and they swear by them,, almost dropped a few dollars for a set but then something came up and i havnt got back there yet.. they do what there supposed to do.
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    I borrowed a set from a friend. They are great to work with. They are basically a new twist on an old idea, but for the price Craig sells them for it isn't worth making them yourself! They are on my "need to get" list.
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    Yes, and I love them. I have the master set and plan on ordering more in the next week or so.

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    Well , you just added another item to my " To BUY " list.

    Actually , the Master Set scratched off or replaced " More Clamps " on my list .




    Thanks for the 'heads up ' ...

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    I have a set of them and they are great! I got them instead of getting a bunch more clamps. They cut down on the number of clamps you need by a great deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Beaver View Post
    I have a set of them and they are great! I got them instead of getting a bunch more clamps. They cut down on the number of clamps you need by a great deal.
    ok aaron, how do they cut down on the amount of clamps? if you have a panel that is 48" long and 36" wide ..you still need to clamp every 10" or so on the length right? the bow clamps just keep the panel flat across the 36" dimension right.. or am i looking at this wrong.. i know they are great for keeping panels flat..but maybe i am missun another factor in there use..dont take this wrong i think they are a good product , i just didnt realize this attribute of them,,and am curious as to what i have been missun
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    ok aaron, how do they cut down on the amount of clamps? if you have a panel that is 48" long and 36" wide ..you still need to clamp every 10" or so on the length right? the bow clamps just keep the panel flat across the 36" dimension right.. or am i looking at this wrong.. i know they are great for keeping panels flat..but maybe i am missun another factor in there use..dont take this wrong i think they are a good product , i just didnt realize this attribute of them,,and am curious as to what i have been missun
    Larry, I guess they could keep the panel flat but they are more for clamping the boards together along the length. You just need two clamps, one at each end of the bowclamp.

    Here are some examples. http://www.bowclamp.com/projects.html
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    I cna glue up a 3' panel useing only two bowclamps and two bar clamps. The great thing about them is as they flatten out they spread the preesure across the full length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Beaver View Post
    ...Here are some examples. http://www.bowclamp.com/projects.html
    Wow, Craig has really upgraded his site. It's looking nice. (Craig's a member here, but I haven't heard from him in a while).
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