How To Secure A moulding Into A Holding Jig
Jigs & Fixtures seemed to be an appropriate place to post this.
I'm putting together a holding jig for some moulding to practice egg & dart carving on.I've routered up several of these strips to practice on and will continue making them up until I get good at carving various mouldings.
I used a hot melt glue gun last night to hold the strip at the back in position. When I clamped it in position for glue up, thought everything was fine. This morning though I see is not a square join. At the front of the moulding I can't glue a strip down then use a wedge set up to hold the moulding in position as too low, and any fence, wedge arrangement there, might get in the way of my carving hands.
I was thinking of using double sided tape to firmly hold the moulding in position. Problem there is, when use denatured alcohol, white spirit to release, then that would release the hot melt glued bit of timber at back.
This bit of timber at back I have just bought some suitable wood screws, will apply alcohol to wood to release hot melt glue then screw the wood into position.
I could then use double sided tape to firmly hold the moulding in position.
That said, I don't think trying to get alcohol into the join seam to release the double sided tape will work very well.
I looked at welder type C clamps and spring clamps to hold in position,don't think either would work.
Has anyone ideas how I can hold the moulding firmly in position,without a clamp, whatever getting in the way?
I attach photos of holding jig.
Last edited by Gaia; 02-13-2019 at 09:30 AM.