We are currently working on a project that has a large number of raised panels, approximate size 36" x 96". We need to glue hardwood edges to flakeboard panels with veneer on them to create the raise on the panel. Does anyone know of any clamp system that would allow you to clamp all four edges on the panel at the same time?
(Architectural Woodworking Forum)
From contributor J:
We started something new in our shop. For our banded raised panels (veneered panels with an applied tongued raised wood banding), we bought an automated pocket hole machine. We started using it to fasten the tongued wood banding to the veneered panel that has a groove around the perimeter to accept the tongued banding. We pocket screw the wood banding to the panel and use pinch clamps for the mitered glue joint. It was successful so far in 5 projects that we have completed. Saves us from having all those bulky clamps and fighting the pre-raise edging wanting to roll up and down due to the clamping pressure. For raising edges after applying, we removed the screws and tested to make sure the raise did not cut into the screw pocket. It works for us and since we bought the pocket hole machine, it seems to find a new use weekly.