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Posted on How many cauls for table top?

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#1 posted 06-23-2020 10:45 PM

As to when to tighten them, well, right away, no? Why wouldn t you want the boards to be aligned when the glue is drying?

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What I meant was which do you tighten first? If you tighten the cauls first, can all that downward pressure prevent the lateral clamps from sealing the joint? If you tighten the lateral clamps first, I don’t think the cauls are strong enough to then enforce the desired alignment.

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