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    how long for clamps?

    So i started a box and uually break it up into three sections over three days and let it sit with clamps on it over night, but im on a bit of a time table here and need to finish it asap.... how long does somthing need to be clamped for? i use 1 5/8 inch primedgaurd deck screws also....







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    Re: how long for clamps?

    if you use screws why bother clamping it...the screws should hold it tight.



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    Re: how long for clamps?

    do you think i tmakes any difference to clamp and screw or no?




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    Re: how long for clamps?

    screwing takes place of clamping.



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    Re: how long for clamps?

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    screwing takes place of clamping.




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    Re: how long for clamps?

    mmk so total overkill? and by the way i started the box buckyboy, should have it finished by tommorow night...




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    Re: how long for clamps?

    1) apply glue

    2) put panels together

    3) clamp pieces

    4) predrill with 1/8" bit

    5) put screws in, while clamped to give a super tight joint

    6) remove clamps

    7) move on to the next panels


    the clamps hold while you screw, then the screws act as mini clamps as you move on. the glue is the strongest part of the joint, the screws just hold while the glue dries and weaves its wood "web" between the two piece of wood.

    you can get the box done in 1 hour.



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    Re: how long for clamps?

    what if i didnt predrill? i didnt hurt anything did i?




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    Re: how long for clamps?

    Quote Originally Posted by hl26 View Post
    what if i didnt predrill? i didnt hurt anything did i?
    very well might of. usually you will split the wood. split wood isnt any good, when 1/3 of the 3/4" panel is actually glued to joint, and the other 2/3's of the panel is doing nothing but sitting there because its not even connected to the joint, you got a flimsy joint, that wont hold up to much abuse.



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    Re: how long for clamps?

    mmk of ive only dont one joint, (the botton to back piece), if i predrill the rest should i be ok?




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    Re: how long for clamps?

    You are supposed to predrill so the wood doesn't crack. If you didn't predrill, and it didn't crack, then consider yourself lucky. I'm guessing you just made sure to stay away from the edges, which is why you didn't say anything about cracks. It's not a big deal if it does crack. As long as it isn't bad and you seal the box up really well.

    Get me some pics when you get it done. Good luck with it.

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    But, yea just predrill the rest of the holes. Find a bit that is just barely smaller than your screws.




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    Re: how long for clamps?

    Quote Originally Posted by hl26 View Post
    mmk of ive only dont one joint, (the botton to back piece), if i predrill the rest should i be ok?
    as bucky said, if you dont notice any cracks or bulges, you should be ok.

    you always want to predrill to minimize the risk of splitting the wood. i have always had luck with 1/8" bit, and 1 5/8" grip right screws. i also like the deckmates with the little blue bit that comes with them. work just great.



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    Re: how long for clamps?

    alright guys i really appreciate the input! ill get you those pics when im done bucky boy!




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    Re: how long for clamps?

    also what should i use to seal the box? liquid nails or some kind of silicone or what?




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    Re: how long for clamps?

    Quote Originally Posted by hl26 View Post
    also what should i use to seal the box? liquid nails or some kind of silicone or what?
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