I'm in the middle of repairing a French Commode that has sadly been repaired incorrectly in the pass. One of the many issues with the commode was the drawer runners, kickers, and guides. As I repair all the broken elements I come to the realization there isn't a easy way to clamp my repairs.
So what to do? Well I decided to try flexible thin pieces of wood cut to a size that gives me the desired clamp pressure. There isn't a write rule on this, often its a trial and error.
Below you will find two examples of flexible strips giving me the desired pressure and clamping I needed to glue down all the repairs.
I hope you find this helpful.