Newspaper lets miter-clamping cauls snap off after use
I use the time-tested method of gluing angled blocks onto mitered frame pieces, making them easy to clamp tightly. To make the blocks easy to remove, however, I use a wood turner’s trick. I place a layer of newspaper between the cauls and workpieces. Once the miters are glued and dry, instead of sawing and planing off the cauls, it takes only a sharp blow to remove them and a bit of sanding to remove the paper and glue residue.
—Craig Ritchie, Flat Rock, Mich.