Clamps and Clamping
Tame project glue-up and assembly tasks with these handy clamping tips and tricks. Learn about bar clamps, parallel-jaw clamps, and specialty clamps & accessories and how to get the most out of them.
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.
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Is there a clamp or glue-up method to fasten compound miter joints for a frame? No regular frame clamp will work.
I need to glue two beveled edges together, but have a hard time applying firm pressure on the joint to force the slightly wavy outer edges of the bevels to match.
I lent a friend four clamps to glue up a large project. They came back with dried yellow glue globs on the bars that he couldn’t get off. What’s the best way to remove glue that’s hardened?
I’ve built small projects with delicate, difficult-to-clamp parts. Is there some fast-setting adhesive that will allow me to use hand pressure to clamp until the glue “grabs?”
I don’t have many long clamps yet, but I want to tackle a bookcase for my next project. Is there a cheaper solution than dropping a lot of dough on long clamps I won't use often?
The more I use my pipe clamps, the more “bite marks” I get on the pipe from the tail jaw. Now the jaw catches as it slides. What can I do to fix this and prevent it from happening again?