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Some how posted this by mistake on another thread. Anyway,
I’ve heard them called “Calls” in videos but I’m not sure if I’m hearing it right but it sounds like “Calls”
Used when clamping panels to keep the joints even in glue ups. Boards clamped on top and bottom of the panel.

How is it spelled?
 

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Thank you.
I tried looking that spelling up earlier but I didn’t scroll down enough to find that definition.
 

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no problemo...
 

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You could make them with a router and straight edge/pattern or flush trim bit too. Just set the straight edge flush at the middle of the caul and back 1/32 or so at the end (depending on the flex in the board) and then repeat for the other end.
 

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Thank you Herb, nice quick read. I wish I would have learned this much earlier.
Glad you ask this question Bryan. I have used this method many times to keep my glue joints straight and flush, but never thought that they had a name.
Now I can sound intelligent when I say "Hand me that Caul".

David

Come to think of it, since I am usually alone in the shop. I don't know when I will ever get a chance to use it.
 

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You could make them with a router and straight edge/pattern or flush trim bit too. Just set the straight edge flush at the middle of the caul and back 1/32 or so at the end (depending on the flex in the board) and then repeat for the other end.
Or you could spend a small fortune and buy them from Woodpecker. They have been pushing them lately. 😳
 

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Glad you ask this question Bryan. I have used this method many times to keep my glue joints straight and flush, but never thought that they had a name.
Now I can sound intelligent when I say "Hand me that Caul".

David

Come to think of it, since I am usually alone in the shop. I don't know when I will ever get a chance to use it.
WAIT...You mean you don't talk to yourself in the shop...?!?!?!? :grin:
 
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Glad you ask this question Bryan. I have used this method many times to keep my glue joints straight and flush, but never thought that they had a name.
Now I can sound intelligent when I say "Hand me that Caul".

David

Come to think of it, since I am usually alone in the shop. I don't know when I will ever get a chance to use it.
get a dog..
 

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Glad you ask this question Bryan. I have used this method many times to keep my glue joints straight and flush, but never thought that they had a name.
Now I can sound intelligent when I say "Hand me that Caul".

David

Come to think of it, since I am usually alone in the shop. I don't know when I will ever get a chance to use it.
What?? Some of my best conversations have been when I was working alone:grin::nerd:
 

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Or you could spend a small fortune and buy them from Woodpecker. They have been pushing them lately. 😳
I think we need an emoji that stands for "I think I'll pass on that".
 

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Why work at putting a crown in the board when they are readily available with crowns already in them from the lumberyard. Most likely two boards in the stack next to each other will be book matches and will have the same bow and tensions.
To make sure one is not stronger than the other clamp them together and use straight edge to confirm the joint is strait.
 
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