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Posted on Glue up pressure and number of clamps?????

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#1 posted 01-18-2018 02:55 AM

I crank down pretty tight, with F-style clamps I go to about 80% of the tightest I could possibly do with my bare hands, I’d say. With clamps with a pin or crank handle, which gives you a lever arm, I guess I go until the bar starts to flex.
But this seems like a great experiment since TungOil just closes the joint – I’d like to do 3 glue-ups on identically jointed boards and do a fracture test on all 3. Varying clamp pressure or number of clamps for each. Maybe someone else would like to try? To cold for gluing in my shop this week.

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