02 Aug. 1974|
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What type of clamps would be suggested for the use with mandolin related projects as well as say building Adirondack lawn chairs or a Cedar "Hope Chest" ( wow! The two handled wood working clamps are a bit large for most mando related stuff, but are very handy for general purpose. Beyoned this I have a bunch off standard C clamps of various sizes I have amassed over the years. I hate C-clamps because they are cumbersome and way to slow (though I do use them sometimes), I hate Quick Grip clamps because they do not tighten enough for many things, but they can be good for holding things in place so I use them sometimes. The lamination you spoke of could be accomplished with any of several different clamps, or a mixture of different clamps.
Violin spool clamps: I don't know about using these for Adirondack lawn chairs, but they come in very handy in building mandolins, violins etc. It's just the clamp you need; versatile, adjustable jaws for a strong or a delicate, non-marring grip.
The smallish cheap plastic clamps Steve pictures are quite useful but I have other sizes not shown as well. I bought a bunch of very old all wood ones and find them interesting because the screws are wooden as well as the clamps. Estate sales and auctions are great for finding all sorts of woodworking tools, often in excellent condition.
Those Irwin Quick Grip clamps in Steve's picture are handy but at $13 and up (each) I would not call them cheap. I like and use the hand screw clamps like Michael's above, and the bar clamps like Paul's above.
Thick cauls can be used to spread the force of the clamps, smaller clamps can be placed closer together, whatever it takes to get even clamping pressure over the whole glue joint. The BESSEY parallel wood hands crew clamp pairs modern steel spindles and swivel nuts with traditional hardwood jaws and handles.
The hand screw clamps are available in many sizes, the jaws can be used parallel or out of parallel, they are versatile and useful for many situations. Almost any clamp you get will find uses in your shop, so any time you find a good deal on clamps grab them. I also use cam clamps a lot because they are quick, secure and can be set for minimal movement of the glued pieces while tightening.