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  • How to Avoid Clamp Slippage

  • Small brads allow for drying and reduce movement
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  • When glued parts are clamped together, the glue sometimes acts as a lubricant and causes the parts to shift as pressure is applied. To prevent this problem, Club member Tom Inglet of San Antonio, Texas, uses very small brad “nubs” during the assembly process. He partially drives a couple of brads into one of the parts to be assembled and uses end cutters to nip off most of the protruding portion, leaving only about 1/16 in. remaining. Then he lines up the dry parts and pushes them together to create a mating indention. After he applies glue, the brad nubs fit into the indentations and prevent any movement during clamping. Brought to you by: American Profile - Inspirational Stories & American History

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