Building a gluing jig

Old 02-06-15, 01:30 PM
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Building a gluing jig

Has anyone here built a gluing jig that keeps panels square when they are being glued and
drying??? I saw one on NewYankeeW once but havent found any plans..I want it for gluing up panel doors..30" by 80" mostly but smaller ones too.
Old 02-06-15, 01:46 PM
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Welcome to the forums! You can never have too many clamps. I use pipe clamps at the corners to achieve squareness after I cross clamp both directions of large square objects like doors. The two going at an angle will provide micrometer type adjustment. Just keep measuring the corners so they are identical.
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It should be simple enough to build a jig that starts one corner off square but like Larry said - you still need clamps, pipe clamps, bar clamps, whatever it takes to get the job done!
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Clamp, Clamp and corner to corner measuring many times. Woodcraft has jigs but never used them. Just googled cabinet door jigs and came up with many hits, here is one
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Stan I get it that you're asking about gluing up panels and not frames.
Was the NYW clamp jig the one that is attached to the wall and hangs flat when not in use?
Woodsmith/Shop Notes built a similar one.
You should be able to Google plans for simiilar. "vertical panel clamp press" worked best for me:


On this DIY one the ends of the pipes hang from hooks but if I were to build it I would pass 1/2" pipe through those tees and attach the ends to the wall with pipe flanges:

Plans available:

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I find that making sure all your pieces are cut square goes a long way in keeping the door square when you glue it up. It makes it much more difficult to clamp out of square.

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