Monday, November 27, 2017

Flexible wood as clamps.

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.



  1. I believe the proper French term for this item is "poopiette".

    (Er... I blame the 7 year old)

  2. It seems the proper name in French is "goberge" (translated in go-bar)
    see fig.1 in:

    "Paupiette" (with"au") is a culinary preparation.

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