Clamps and Clamping
I wanted a vise on my secondary workbench, but didn’t want to pony up the cash for another heavy-duty one like on my main workbench.
F-style clamps prove handy around the shop, but their small metal jaw faces tend to mar wood.
Wrestling tippy pipe clamps and uncooperative boards to create a perfectly flat panel can be frustrating.
Some of my clamps have smooth, slick handles.
To keep my strap clamp free from glue squeeze-out, I slip plastic edge protectors.
When cutting dovetails, I prefer to cut the pins first because I find them easier to transfer to the tail boards given the space between the pins.