Building boxes #2: Glueing the outside together

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Blog entry by nate22 posted 01-08-2014 03:54 PM 1656 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After getting the pieces cut for the box cut out I have got it glued together. It took me long enough to get it square before I could clamp it all together. Is there a good way to make a jig so I don’t have to take so long to play with it getting it squared.

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#1 posted 01-08-2014 05:04 PM

I just use bandclamp, for higher boxes use two.

Some kind of a joint like a mitre or a rabbet makes it a lot easier, but just general buttjoints will work as well with bandclamps. You can make a jig for it, I think there was a box joint jig uploaded under brojects today in LJ, just look back a page or two. But in general a bandclamp will make quick work of it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 05:27 PM

I have two hand made right angle “try squares” made of 3/4” plywood. I clamp them on the insides of two apposing corners. If two corners are square all corners will be square. Then just use your bar clamps as you did. Wish I could post a pic but…

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Steve Kreins

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 11:18 AM

Nate22 I’m glad you asked, now I don’t have to. BTW I love your bunk bed set!

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