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I need some miter clamps for a table I'm planning. Clamps will need to
hold 1.5" thick x 5" wide boards @ 45 degs. Since I will only be
joining 2 such boards at a time (not 4, like a picture frame) the strap
type clamps won't work. I can't seem to find anything capable of
accommodating such wide stock. I saw these
http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=4484, more of just a
precision angle bracket used with clamps, which I already have. Anyone
have experience with these, or have any recommendations for other miter
clamps capable of holding 5" wide stock?

TIA

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Shop made corner brackets and clamps. The strap type clamp will also work.
Just put a spacer in the open end of the frame and clamp as usual.

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I need some miter clamps for a table I'm planning. Clamps will need to
hold 1.5" thick x 5" wide boards @ 45 degs. Since I will only be
joining 2 such boards at a time (not 4, like a picture frame) the strap
type clamps won't work. I can't seem to find anything capable of
accommodating such wide stock. I saw these
http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=4484, more of just a
precision angle bracket used with clamps, which I already have. Anyone
have experience with these, or have any recommendations for other miter
clamps capable of holding 5" wide stock?

TIA

Dan



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I need some miter clamps for a table I'm planning. Clamps will

need to
hold 1.5" thick x 5" wide boards @ 45 degs. Since I will only be
joining 2 such boards at a time (not 4, like a picture frame) the

strap
type clamps won't work.

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Use some 1/2" CDX and some 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" cleats temporially fastened
to it to build a jig that will allow you to use standard bar clamps.

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On Mon, 03 Jul 2006 11:26:28 -0700, Dan wrote:

I need some miter clamps for a table I'm planning. Clamps will need to
hold 1.5" thick x 5" wide boards @ 45 degs. Since I will only be
joining 2 such boards at a time (not 4, like a picture frame) the strap
type clamps won't work. I can't seem to find anything capable of
accommodating such wide stock. I saw these
http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=4484, more of just a
precision angle bracket used with clamps, which I already have. Anyone
have experience with these, or have any recommendations for other miter
clamps capable of holding 5" wide stock?


Is the underside going to be visible? If not clamp the two pieces
face down to the workbench and use pocket screws.


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I need some miter clamps for a table I'm planning. Clamps will need to
hold 1.5" thick x 5" wide boards @ 45 degs. Since I will only be joining 2
such boards at a time (not 4, like a picture frame) the strap type clamps
won't work. I can't seem to find anything capable of accommodating such
wide stock. I saw these
http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=4484, more of just a
precision angle bracket used with clamps, which I already have. Anyone have
experience with these, or have any recommendations for other miter clamps
capable of holding 5" wide stock?

TIA

Dan


I have used two methods with success. First, leave a cleat when milling,
then cut it off after clamping.
http://www.teamcasa.org/workshop/images/bed14.jpg

Second, is to hot glue or super glue a cleat then break it off after
clamping. You could also clamp a cleat on.

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Anyone have
experience with these, or have any recommendations for other miter clamps
capable of holding 5" wide stock?


Haven't tried them, but "spring miter clamps" might be an option.
http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=3860
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Dan wrote:
I need some miter clamps for a table I'm planning. Clamps will need to
hold 1.5" thick x 5" wide boards @ 45 degs. Since I will only be
joining 2 such boards at a time (not 4, like a picture frame) the strap
type clamps won't work. I can't seem to find anything capable of
accommodating such wide stock. I saw these
http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=4484, more of just a
precision angle bracket used with clamps, which I already have. Anyone
have experience with these, or have any recommendations for other miter
clamps capable of holding 5" wide stock?

TIA

Dan


What about cutting a 3rd piece from scrap with 45 degree angles on
either end then use a strap clamp?

This could be made fairly easily
http://www.woodpeck.com/clampingwedge.html

One of my mags had a 'clamping table' a few years back. It was a piece
of 3/4 sheet good with lots of holes drilled (1" maybe) evenly spaced
then backed with 1/2 ply. You could then clamp thing by sticking
dowels in the holes where needed and tightening things up with wedges.
Similar to some of the other ideas but could be used over & over for
different projects.

good luck.

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