Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

Thread: Non stick coating for wood clamp

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    392

    Non stick coating for wood clamp

    125392.0.jpg I just purchased kits to build the 4 way pressure clamps shown in the photo. I tend to use a lot of glue on the end grain cutting boards I build, so I was thinking of applying a plastic veneer or some other film to the wood bars to prevent glue squeeze out from gluing the clamp to the cutting board. Would a strip of UHMW be the right choice? Can you easily remove glue from UHMW? Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks, bob

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Modesto, CA, USA
    Posts
    6,296
    varnish, wax etc. no silicone!
    Bill D

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    515
    Packaging tape is used for my cauls and works well for glue ups.

  4. #4
    I use the grocery store plastic bags in every situation like that.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Michiana
    Posts
    2,218
    Waxed paper. Cheap and nothing will stick to it. I’ve used it for years.
    Sharp solves all manner of problems.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Vancouver Canada
    Posts
    506
    I tried something new, and I don't know if it'll work.
    On half of my clamps, I waxed them.
    On the other half I used the wax from a toilet bowl seating ring.
    I'll find out!
    Young enough to remember doing it;
    Old enough to wish I could do it again.

  7. #7
    I use the grocery store plastic bags in every situation like that.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Falls Church, VA
    Posts
    1,852
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Rosenthal View Post
    I tried something new, and I don't know if it'll work.
    On half of my clamps, I waxed them.
    On the other half I used the wax from a toilet bowl seating ring.
    I'll find out!
    +1 on the packing tape.
    wax ring stuff is kinda sticky, isn’t it. Yuck!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,924
    +1 for waxed paper. Good for all sorts of gluing situations.
    Hobbyist

  10. #10
    Plus one for packaging tape. Nothing sticks to it. It's cheap and fairly durable. We have cauls in the shop that have clamped hundreds of tables and the tape still comes perfectly clean every time.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    122
    I wax my clamps for easy glue removal with great results. For a 4 way clamp I would put packing tape on it, and maybe a little wax to be sure. I've had good luck with the packing tape, I just don't bother unless there's a real risk of the glue actually bonding the two materials. Benefit is it'll stay with the clamp. Wax paper also works well, but you'll have to secure it somehow.

    Aaron, I'll be curious as to your results. I've only seen the wax ring method used as a cheaper way to wax screws over paste wax. I haven't heard of any performance difference.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    21,415
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Okonieski View Post
    Packaging tape is used for my cauls and works well for glue ups.

    Yep. I have cauls that have had the same tape on them for 10 years.
    Take me to the hotel - Baggage gone, oh well . . .

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Burlington, Washington
    Posts
    67
    Packing tape on my cauls and wax paper on my clamp rails.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Red Deer, Alberta
    Posts
    891
    Use the red (or whatever colour it is now) TUK (spl) NOTHING sticks to that! And it's very durable...
    Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    392
    Thanks for all the tips. Sounds like packing tape is the answer. I like it... simple, cheap, readily available. Cheers, bob

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •