Here’s a trick I came up with when I wanted to do some hand-jointing on a long workpiece: Secure one end of a long pipe clamp in your machinist’s vise, prop up the screw end of the clamp with support blocks, and clamp your work piece.

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Here's a trick I came up with when I wanted to do some hand-jointing on a long workpiece: Secure one end of a long pipe clamp in your machinist's vise, prop up the screw end of the clamp with support blocks, and clamp your work piece. This arrangement provides rigid support in only a few seconds, and gives you full access to the workpiece's top edge.
—Bill Wells, Olympia, Wash.