You can make your smaller clamps do the work of pricey, extra-long clamps that you won't use often. For example, when gluing side panels to a bookcase, cut scrap strips of plywood just shorter than the case side that you're clamping. Drill holes at the ends using a bit or holesaw large enough to accommodate the jaws of your smaller clamps. Then, use this as a clamp stretcher, as shown left.—from the WOOD® shop