I often use it when making drawers. I take a plank of timber, joint one side, then shove it through the thicknesser to flatten the other side. Then I rip sections off a few mm thicker than the desired drawer side thickness (say 11mm for an 8mm finished side).
Then using the Plano clamp, I butt joint the pieces together to get the required width. As the clamps really do keep the joint flush, it is only a simple task when the glue is dry to flatten and thickness to the required dimensions.
In this picture, I am jointing the timber I used when making a couple of jewellery chest of drawers.
|Plano clamp being used to glue pieces of ash|
to form drawer sides.
And here is a little montage of pictures taken in the workshop of the completed jewellery chest of drawers. The ash I glued up in the Plano clamps was used to make the drawer boxes.
|A pair of jewellery chest of drawers.|
I suppose a chest of drawers like these could make the ideal Mothers Day present for a mum who has a large collection of jewellery.........
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