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Handy Glue-Up Jig

Whenever I make picture frames, I like to use a clamping jig to keep the assembled frame flat and square during the gluing stage.

The jig is just two strips of ¼" hardboard that are screwed to a ¾"-thick plywood base. The strips form a 90° angle in one corner. To use the jig, I simply glue each joint and butt the assembled frame tightly into the corner where the hardboard strips meet. Then I clamp each of the joints with C-clamps, as you can see in the drawing.

Handy Glue-up Jig
Note: I like to use pieces of scrap hardboard to protect the surface of the frame under the head of each C-clamp, too.

Have a nice weekend,

Kevin Shoesmith
Online Editor, Workbench

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