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Using the ratcheting band clamp:
Using the ratcheting band clamp:

A ratcheting band clamp with four angled, plastic corners is a great tool for gluing frames together, prior to drilling. It helps to ensure that the frame is squared off at the corners, and the wood glue makes a nice, tight bond.

This particular band clamp was difficult to find, because of the length of the band I needed. I took the corners from a 1"x 15' clamp bought from Harbor Freight, and used them on a 25-foot band clamp bought online from Woodcraft (in Parkersburg, WV).