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#1 posted 09-18-2018 09:27 PM

IMO I think too much has been made about over little regarding this subject. In the real world, you can t measure clamping force, you just clamp until you get squeeze out, then a little bit more.

That said, I ve used big time clamping pressure on table top glue ups with my pipe clamps. I ve never, ever had a glue joint fail in 30 years of ww ing.

As far as squeezing all the glue out of a joint, I ll believe it when I see it. You couldn t do that with a hydraulic press because there will be enough glue remaining in the grain of the wood to still create a bond.

That said, I respect what smarter people than me say, and I ll read that FWW article, but in the real world in my shop, I doubt it will change a thing.

Kings Fine Working on YouTube as some Titebond information about PSI in clamping.

- rwe2156

i totally agree,if my projects start falling apart then ill change my method.

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