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knuklhed
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Roy,I see you use a few spring clamps mixed in along the way. I don't have all that many C clamps, so I'm wondering if the spring type have enough clamping force to do the job all the way along, except at the posts. The main benefit I could see would be uniformity of pressure, making it impossible to over tighten, which if I understand right, leads to starving the glue joints. (Plus, the spring clamps are just a bit cheaper than C's at HF. And, I'm a cheepsk8.) What do you think?

Thanks for the help!

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They probably would, but I would place them tight against each other alternating sides, and buy stronger ones. You really don't need the bigger C clamps like I use. Smaller clamps like maybe 2" clamps would suffice.
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Roy have you ever thought about teaching a weekend class [campfire]

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Roy from Pa
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No I haven't.
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Hmmmmmmm......... maybe you should [pray]

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Primitive archery gives yourself the maximum challenge while giving the animal the maximum chance to escape- G. Fred Asbell

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Yeah Roy, maybe you should.
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Roy from Pa
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Roy has enough to do already.
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knuklhed, I started out using spring clamps and they work okay with just one lam, like if you are gluing on a backing. When I started making tri-lams I switched to c-clamps, as I didn't feel like the spring clamps provided enough force with the r/d shape and the 3 lams. I use the 2" C-clamps and they work fine. You ALMOST can't over tighten the 2" clamps as the tighten pin is so small (obviously don't crank down as hard as you can)

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tons of great information thanks
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