Clamp pedestal table leg


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Old 03-02-21, 08:00 AM
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Clamp pedestal table leg

Hi, complete rookie here,

I hope someone can help me figure out how to clamp the leg of this table that I want to glue.

Thanks a lot!!


 
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Old 03-02-21, 08:20 AM
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Your first photo is so close I can't see what's around and the second photo I can't see the joint that needs clamping as all the joints are connected.

Does the joint need to be clamped? Can you glue it and pound the pieces together and let it sit somewhere undisturbed?
 
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Old 03-02-21, 10:36 AM
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So I assume it's one of the legs that attach to the main stem. It looks like pegs are being used to join the pieces. I think PD is correct that you don't really need to clamp it. Will it stand on it's own if the leg is fitted (without glue)? Or will you see a slight separation from the joint? If it stands right without a gap tyhen glue it and stand it up. It's own weight will be enough.
 
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Old 03-02-21, 11:35 PM
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Thank you both for the quick reply.

Pilot Dane the 1st picture is a close up of the second one, one of the legs is loose and I need to glue it together again, that's why I asked about the clamping...

I will try to do as you suggest, to glue it and pound the pieces together and let it sit undisturbed.

Norm201 When the table is standing, the weight pushes the leg a bit appart and you will see a separation, not as in the first picture, but in an angle, and that makes the table unstable.

Thanks again and best regards,
Julian
 
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Old 03-03-21, 05:38 AM
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OK, In the standing position, take a rope or belt or similar and tie it tight at the floor around all the legs. That should draw them together tightly. Try it first before you glue.
You could also drive a screw from the underside of the leg into the stem That would secure it for good even when the glue dries out in a few years. In fact you might want to do that to all the legs.

 

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Before applying the glue, try using various arrangements of a ratchet strap to see what works best. If you find a workable arrangement, dis-assemble, apply the glue, and clamp with the ratchet strap.
 
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In your second photo all the visible joints are tight. So, that proves that you don't need to clamp. Just glue the joint and put the pieces tightly together and let it sit for a day. If you want some extra holding power while the glue dries you can tape the joint to help hold it in place, otherwise gravity should do well enough.
 
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Old 03-03-21, 06:22 AM
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As has already proven, just the pegs and glue is not sufficient to hold the legs on tightly. If it happened to one leg it will happen to the others sooner or later. Go with the screw option. It will be hidden and strong.
 
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Thanks everyone!
I think I'll go for the rope, and if it doesn't work I'll go for the screws!

Best regards to all!!
 
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Old 03-04-21, 07:50 AM
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A C clamp on the leg and on the opposite leg will keep the rope from sliding up the curve and transfer the force to the correct direction.
 
 

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