C auls are found in almost every experienced woodworker s shop. This applies the needed pressure all the way across the joint.
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Shop made cauls highland woodworking. I ll demonstrate the use of cauls in a panel glue up later but now let s talk about how to make the cauls. Shop made cauls back to woodworking skill share forum. I recently did a tutorial on making cauls.
Michael henderson december 4 2009. We used to draw the curve on the caul plane off the bulk and use an edge sander to clean up the curve. These shop assistants allow you to do bigger glue ups with fewer clamps.
For cabinet cases and edge banding you can t beat clamping cauls to make glue ups go faster and to spread clamping pressure evenly. Make big glue ups a cinch with clamping cauls made from scrap 2x4s. The trick is figuring out how much of a curve to put into the caul in the first place.
They re so common that when we talk about woodworking techniques we usually forget to mention cauls they re just there. The cauls also keep the panel flat during glue up and minimize the amount of work and lost wood to get it flat later. There s no reason to buy clamping cauls.
Shop made clamping cauls. Woodpeckers clamping cauls are sold in pairs and as a complete set with all three different sizes. The last day to order yours is sunday sept 8 2019.
Manufactured cauls are available if you are not interested in making your own. My shop is set up with french cleats so i made them use that. Old time tool t shirts.
The first issue is the material the cauls are made from. Forum topic by mike henderson. Generally they are just stout beams that are clamped at the ends.
18 posts in 3933 days. Previous question on curved cauls fine woodworking article on making curved cauls. Delivery is scheduled for late december 2019.
They were used by our woodworking ancestors hundreds of years ago and maybe even thousands of years ago. In use the bolts provide the force on the caul to keep the panel flat and aligned but the clamping force is achieved with a wedge or wedges driven between the wood and the bolt. Posted 12 05 2009 07 25 am.
The crown of the cambered caul goes on the center of the joint and the ends get clamped down. I m sure many of you already know how to make. Made in our own shop just outside cleveland ohio.
I saw the bowclamp clamping cauls once while visiting highland woodworking and they really are beautiful versatile and well made. They come in three different lengths or you can buy a set. Calling them cauls officially makes them tools so they don t get thrown out d.
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These the clamping cauls like all woodpeckers one time tools are only made to order. In woodworking cauls are beams that are used to distribute and direct clamping force over a long length. We made them all up about 900mm long 30mm thick and 40mm wide tapering to 32mm at each end this gave the required pressure to clamp the biscuits joints up tight in the middle of the run.