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    Clamps

    I know the cliche about not having enough clamps, but I really don't and I had abut 14 frame and panel doors to glue up. Here's a quick and easy jig I made to get the job done. I'm sure others have come up with the same idea, but I thought I'd share it.






    It's just a wedge system, but I was able to clamp multiple doors at the same time.

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    That's really slick, Ed. The beauty is in its simplicity. Are the dowels glued into place in the lower plywood strip under the panel, or can all the components be disassembled? I suppose one could drill several holes at intervals to accommodate different sized frames.

    Cheers,

    Kevin

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    All loose assembled. Makes it real easy to disassemble. I did have to cut new cross pieces because of different width doors that I didn't take into account at first. Thankfully all the plywood strips were scraps from other projects. Basically the "clamps" were FREE!

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    Excellent approach, Ed. I've used wedges in a similar fashion to hold things in a router bridge setup, but I like the idea of using them for gang clamping. Gives me some ideas.
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    Genius. KISS principal rules.

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    Old Timers called that system Cramping. LOL
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    Hey Jr, I think I got the basic idea from one of your posts and just modified it for my needs I always looked for for your posts! Hope you will continue them here!

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    Ed,

    I am glad that you posted this as I have not seen that system before. Will come in real handy.

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    Some of the guys at the North CArolina Woodworker forum suggested I send it in to one of the mags, so I sent it to FWW for their methods of work section. Maybe I'll get lucky enough to win the spokeshaves they give away

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    Hi Ed. Thats a pretty nice idea. Glad you posted that. I will be doing osme cabinets for the kitchen remodel in the future and I will be thanking you again then too I am sure
    Reg

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