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Default How do you spell “Calls” in woodworking?

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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caul (cauls)

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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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Thank you Herb, nice quick read. I wish I would have learned this much earlier.
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caul/cauls...
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/...ril/cauls.html
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Good article Stick. Thanks!
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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.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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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".

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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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