Originally Posted by EijiFuller
I believe you posted the same question on SMC, correct? If you read back on some of the older bowclamp threads there has been some discussion regarding force, pressure, and the distribution of those.
Sort of. My question at SMC was just about the type of clamps I should but to clamping a tabletop glue-up. Someone (maybe you) suggested using Bowclamps.
My comment here is the same as it was there - based on the pictures of his work, if Elji gets those result with Bowclamps and a couple of clamps, I'm sold. I will say that Craig has been extremely helpful via e-mail.
My only reason to pose a question here was to determine which clamps to use. I'm still confused, but I'm inclined to start with 3/4" bar clamps that I already have, since it sounds like they will work, the price is right, and 60" F-style and parallel clamps are pricey.
My instinct is to look for a Jet or Bessey parallel clamp package sale. Thanks again to all and very happy to (inadvertently) prompt such a lively discussion.