Clamping Box Joints

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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 05-12-2020 02:32 AM 627 views 3 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2020 02:32 AM

I saw this tip on YouTube. Clamping box joints with PVC Pipe. Worked like a charm. Applied pressure on all 4 corners and on each side of the joint. Next time I’ll I won’t cut quite as much pipe out. pulled the joints together nicely and kept the little box square.

Everybody probably already knows this but I hadn’t seen it before.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#1 posted 05-12-2020 02:34 AM

Nice! Thanks for the tip!

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#2 posted 05-12-2020 02:50 AM

Great tip!
Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 05-12-2020 06:09 AM

Nice tip. I used to make little fussy holders. That looks streamlined to me.

Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 05-12-2020 07:28 AM

Yup, thats a keeper. Thanks.

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#5 posted 05-12-2020 01:41 PM

Great tip thanks.

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#6 posted 05-12-2020 03:56 PM

New to me, thanks for the friendly advice. Good stuff.

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#7 posted 05-12-2020 04:33 PM

Interesting solution. I prefer box joints aesthetically to dovetails but hate gluing them up.

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#8 posted 05-12-2020 04:44 PM

That’s pretty slick.

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#9 posted 05-12-2020 04:55 PM

NOW he tells me…

Bottom was glued on, at the same time..

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#10 posted 05-17-2020 04:04 PM

Those PVC clamps look like a good solution to spread out the force!!

Bandit, you mirrored my set up that I use with squeeze clamps!!


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#11 posted 05-18-2020 12:27 AM

Interesting solution. I prefer box joints aesthetically to dovetails but hate gluing them up.

- Jared_S

I have done a lot box joints for my kitchen cabinet drawers. Also do not like gluing them, there are always some fingers that do not want to go all the way down. My glue up looks a lot like yours. But I only have two Bessey parallel clamps.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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#12 posted 05-18-2020 10:27 PM

did not know it thanks for showing us,i need to try that,bo joints are one of my fav’s.

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#13 posted 05-25-2020 07:44 AM

Something similar from Rockler.

About the 0.25 mark

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