Clamps and Clamping
Anytime you need to hold two large workpieces at a right angle, say while you're screwing or gluing them together, you need one or more of these plywood triangles.
Woodworkers often turn to their hobby to relax.
WOOD magazine Design Editor Jeff Mertz shows tips for making a flat panel using basic tools.
Where's the best place to hang your clamps? Right where you use them—at the clamping bench.
Nothing can make ill-fitting joints close up tight. Before glueing, dry-fit all the joints.
When gluing up panels, I like to remove the glue squeeze-out before it sets.
I don't have a nice woodworking vise, so when gluing some edge-banding to a plywood shelf recently, I had to improvise a way to hold the shelf on edge.
You can't top edge clamps for applying solid-wood edges, but like all quality tools, a fistful of them represents a tidy investment. Without denting your wallet, wouldn't it be nice if clamps you already own would work for this task?