Corner clamp converters
These corner clamping blocks help me squarely glue up mitered frames of almost any size. Each block consists of two pieces of 2 1⁄4
" laminated hardwood. In the top piece, I drilled a 3⁄8
" hole in the center to allow for glue squeeze-out. Then, backing the piece with an auxiliary fence on my miter gauge, I cut the squared notches by running it through the tablesaw on edge. Finally, I glue the top and bottom blocks together, and cut slots in the sides and bottoms sized to corral my bar clamps. (Cut on the sides shown above.) Scraps of acrylic epoxied to the notches ensure that any glue squeeze-out comes off.
—Max Young, Albion, Ind.