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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 11-15-2018 04:55 AM 848 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been doing a lot of glue-ups lately and I still had not found a great system than just dealing with it as each project comes and goes. So I decided to make a station that could be broken down as I dont have enough room in my shop for a dedicated glue-up table.

After doing some research I actually found a project on Lumberjocks by Brad Nailor for this really cool design. I also decided to add my own little twist to the station by not using half-circle cutouts to secure the clamps in place but instead using a V notch.

I really liked this concept because of a couple of reasons.

It was quick to make
I could use scrap plywood, so it didn’t cost anything
I could collapse the jig and store until I needed it
I could customize it, I could make any length I wanted depending on the usual size of glue-ups I do, I could also make different sized stretchers depending on what size clamps I would be using.

I also drew up some quick Sketchup models to help with the buid and you can see them below.

If you would like to read this project in more detail please click here

Anyway thanks for reading and have a great Thanksgiving if I am not back until after

Free plans are available here

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”





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sparkie113

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#1 posted 11-15-2018 11:51 AM

I think that is a great idea. I will need to make one.
Thanks for posting it.

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 11-15-2018 01:35 PM

I like the fact that yours collaps, while mine don’t. As I did, your’s can also be quite versatile. Take a look.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24142

Best,
Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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swirt

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#3 posted 11-15-2018 02:24 PM

Clever, simple, and useful. A trifecta ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 11-15-2018 04:58 PM

Great idea!! I can use that. Thanks.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 11-15-2018 05:27 PM

I’ve seen parallel boards on edge with both the round like yours, and the slotted like Serge’s used for years to both space, and make it easier to have a bed to lay your work down into, but I had missed the jump to putting ends on them to keep everything square, and from collapsing.

I had always passed on the idea thinking it to be more work for one man to keep everything from flopping over, but with them self supporting I may have to give this another look.

Nice post. I like it when it’s something I have never seen before, even if I kinda have, ala “better mousetrap” Thanks.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 11-15-2018 07:49 PM

Great addition to the shop

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 11-15-2018 09:03 PM

A great veriation on Brad Nailers plan. I like how it breaks down.
Brad Nailer is a great name for a wood worker. His first name is a small nail and his last name, well it is a nail.
Keep up the great work.

-- James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 11-16-2018 02:52 AM

I LOVE the half-laps. I need everything to breakdown too. Never enough room. Great job.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#9 posted 11-16-2018 03:20 AM



I think that is a great idea. I will need to make one.
Thanks for posting it.

- sparkie113


Thanks.. sometimes great ideas are the simplest to make

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#10 posted 11-16-2018 03:20 AM



I LOVE the half-laps. I need everything to breakdown too. Never enough room. Great job.

- JRAP


Thanks

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#11 posted 11-16-2018 03:21 AM



A great veriation on Brad Nailers plan. I like how it breaks down.
Brad Nailer is a great name for a wood worker. His first name is a small nail and his last name, well it is a nail.
Keep up the great work.

- James E McIntyre


Thanks and I will try

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#12 posted 11-16-2018 01:49 PM

Good idea. Suggestion – add more cut outs on the 2 stretchers for use with smaller clamps

-- socrbent Ohio

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