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Bowclamp Modern technology used to realize an age-old idea: a perfect bow shaped arc. The Bowclamp's patented design - made possible only with the help of computerized, numerically-controlled cutting technology (CNC) - allows for equal clamping pressure along the entire length of the glue line... with only one clamp at each end!

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Old 04-04-2010, 03:13 PM
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:33 PM
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Holy Crap! Now thats a good idea!
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That's really nice, Craig. Very persuasive!
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Nice one Craig! Personally I would use a 23 gauge nailer to secure the molding at both ends before clamping, but thats just me. Having a dedicated bench with holes for the pony clamps is intriguing.
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Gets the point across but I'd rather the text arrived immediately than scrolling on so I can look at the pictures instead of the type action.
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I would use a 23 gauge nailer to secure the molding...
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NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!:p

Michael, I'm sure there must be a better method of producing a slide show than photobucket... so feel free to give some input if you have any. I need all the help I can get. For now you can mouse over the picture and advance the photos manually.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:49 AM
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When clamping to the top of the bench dont the bowclamps flex the benchtop? I have found that I need a super ridgid structure if only using the bowclamps on one side.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:47 PM
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At 2" thick attached to a solid support underneath, I haven't been able to detect any deflection. That was my problem with everything I was working with prior... but this seems to have done the trick. I agree it will have to be awfully solid. Before this I did a lot of clamping to my table saw and shaper top. Nice and flat and solid.

I did once (that I know of at least) sell some bowclamps to a guy so he could screw them to the underside of a table he built, to remove the sag. I Thought that was cool.
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Craig, that's got to be the largest cribbage board I've ever seen! :sign0173:
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I am thinking about redoing my bench top and would love to incorporate something like this. Thought I read where woodcraft wanted you to supply benches as well?

Since you've done this, is there anything you would have done differently? Any recommendation on hole spacing or size? etc? Bench thickness?
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