Had similar thoughts perhaps 20-25 years ago. Don't recall why I glued the pieces together. Must have had a reason.......I think. Don't recall using them but just a few times. Nevertheless I like yours better. You obviously put more thought into your clamp blocks.
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As I age my memory fades .... and that's a load off my mind!
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