November 10, 2016
Make a tight bend with two steel pipes and a couple of pipe clamps.
March 6, 2016
When you have a spring clamp that long ago lost the soft pads on the clamping jaws but still has intact handgrips, just slide off the handgrips, trim about an…
September 10, 2014
I was challenged recently with aligning, gluing, and clamping some oversize miters. To provide clamping pressure, I prepared two identical T-section clamping blocks from 3/4-in. and 1/2-in. plywood and cut…
On a deck made of a Brazilian hardwood called Tigerwood, I was able to force all boards into place using a tip from a past issue in which a pipe…
July 14, 2010
Make two little modifications that help hold workpieces better
March 1, 2007
With plywood strips and hot-melt glue, you can make a template that guarantees a perfect fit.
November 1, 2005
With a few special tools, you can preassemble the cabinets and cut a big job down to size
September 1, 2003
Anyone who has ever done log work knows the problems that come along with peeling and cleaning logs. They are round, which means that they tend to roll off a…
Whenever I need to glue up a frame, I reach for my corner blocks and my wife’s sewing kit. As shown in the drawing, the blocks are simple wooden circles…
November 1, 2002
They're not just for gluing up: Clamps can serve as handles and locks, or as helpers that never file for unemployment.
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