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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 02-12-2012, 07:40 PM
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Here are some pics of my 3rd generation design for using the bowclamps
without f-style clamps....and like the title says keep it simple...lol

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Great idea, Matt! I just ordered some bowclamps and was thinking I am F clamp deprived, having bought mostly Jet parallel clamps in the past. This will be a lot less expensive in my situation.
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Thx Wonder. You will love your bowclamps. Its funny how many jigs and
things I have "over thought".
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Love this Matt. Of course gives my all kinds of crazy ideas too. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see some action shots if you get a chance.
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I tried using Bowclamps once with parallel bar clamps (without a modification like Matt's) and found that the faces which remain parallel made the clamps' grip not particularly secure. I only tried once. Has anyone found success using Bowclamps with parallel bar clamps?
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:03 PM
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Huh... I know many have had success using K-bodies. I figured the only issues were with deep jaw clamps that are too big for the slot, and not quite big enough to cover the back... where there would be fear of cracking the Bowclamps t-slot.



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I still think RonWen's idea was very clever (posted back in 12/2009)








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Old 02-20-2012, 04:52 PM
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Agreed John... anyone ever put those together with these quick release knobs from Rockler? No threading the entire length.

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Perhaps my mistake was orienting the clamps so the clamp head was parallel to the caul. I shall try again.
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yeah but I bet mine cost less...lol

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