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Living on the edge without a vise

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. I C-clamped two blocks of 2x4 scrap to my bench, as shown below, and then clamped the shelf to these blocks. I attached the banding, and trimmed it flush with my laminate trimmer without moving the shelf.

—Joshua Friend, Monroe, Conn.


Comments (5)
jharris945686 wrote:

I have my Kreg Pocket Hole jig mounted to a 1/2" thick piece of plywood, which works great for clamping shelves for edge banding.

3/7/2013 01:38:25 PM Report Abuse
tulsa_juggler wrote:

Don't you need to put some pressure on the edge banding for the glue to bond properly?

2/22/2013 06:57:47 AM Report Abuse
coinner28 wrote:

Joshua, you are a great example of "If you can't improvise, you don't have any business doing wood work"!! Great idea!!

5/17/2012 06:31:54 PM Report Abuse
heavyd49770 wrote:

Very Good A Simple that's what I like

3/12/2012 10:30:26 PM Report Abuse
rskiba3762281 wrote:

I wish I had known this trick an hour ago.

3/13/2010 01:22:38 PM Report Abuse

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