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BAR & PIPE CLAMP
sa   BAR & PIPE CLAMP ACCESSORIES & JIGS
sa   BAR & PIPE CLAMP STORAGE
x   PIPE CLAMP
xx   CLAMP

Cam-action clamps that can substitute for handscrews in many applications are built from scrap wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 32

Tip suggests use of aluminum pipe in pipe clamps.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 18

Tip on using black iron pipe with pipe clamps.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 20

Clamping with wedges. How to use the power of the wedge to exert clamping pressure. Shop-built clamps include a single-beam bar clamp, double-beam bar clamp and a deep-throat C-clamp.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 64

Tip on waxing bar and pipe clamps to prevent rust and facilitate removing dried glue.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 28

Tip on using bent (curved) pipe clamps for assembling chairs with curved rails.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #52 Jun 1996 pg. 22

Tip: Make a substitute bar clamp from threaded rod and blocks of wood.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1980 (v.58#5) pg. 225

How to build an inexpensive pipe-clamp collection. Includes tips on using gluing cauls to make pipe clamps even more useful.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1995 (v.18#8) pg. 13
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 8

Techniques for successful clamping. (1) The frame maker's tourniquet. (2) Parallel bars for edge gluing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #211 Sep 1980 (v.30#7) pg. 90

How to make a bar-style clamp out of scrap lumber for any size project. Wedges are used to apply pressure.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #319 Jun 1991 (v.41#6) pg. 80

Tip on using pipe couplings to make long pipe clamps from two or more shorter clamps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #353 Nov-Dec 1994 (v.44#10) pg. 14

Tip on using two pipe clamps to span a longer distance.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #361 Sep 1995 (v.45#8) pg. 19

Tip shows how to make a wooden bar clamp where wedges supply the clamping force.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #377 Apr 1997 (v.47#4) pg. 18

Shop-made edge-gluing clamps apply pressure horizontally as well as vertically, so the joint edges are wedged tightly together and stay level.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #395 Feb 1999 (v.49#2) pg. 20

Tip: Use two bar clamps as an occasional door buck.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 12

Site-built bar clamp made from a length of 2x6, two wooden blocks and a wedge.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 26

Tip on using half of a pipe clamp and a pipe flange to form a hold-down clamp.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 30

Tip on using a quick-action bar clamp and a wooden wedge to clamp edging or nosing onto panels, shelves, countertops, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 30

How to adjust bar clamps to eliminate the tendancy for large box pieces to be pulled out of square during the final tightening.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 14

Inexpensive long "bar clamps" are built from 2x4s and dowels. Folding wedges are used to apply the pressure.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 65

Gluing up. How to get a strong, square assembly when using bar clamps to do edge gluing, leg/rail assemblies, frame gluing, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 86

Wooden bar clamps. How to make your own adjustable bar clamps from ordinary hardware and clear hardwood.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 66
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 6

Tip: How to lengthen a pipe clamp.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 22

Homemade bar clamps made from mild steel (3/4" wide, 1/8" thick), threaded rod, and wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 14

Pipe clamps. Six versatile tips for using and storing pipe clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 43

Tip: How to reverse pipe clamps so they can be used to push something apart.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 12

Tip: How to eliminate tailstock slipping in an old "Pony" clamp.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 12

Tip: Use pipe couplers and 12" lengths of pipe to assemble pipe clamps to whatever length is required, while minimizing storage problems.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 8

Shop made sash clamps are made totally of wood and are adjustable up to any desired length.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 46
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 4

Tip: How to avoid stains caused by using uncoated "black" pipe in your pipe clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 8

Shop-built edge-gluing clamp is a terrific bar clamp and also aligns the work pieces being glued.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 8

Adjustable wooden bar clamps for gluing up large panels and tabletops rely on scissor-style auto jacks to provide the clamping pressure.
FINE WOODWORKING #94 May-Jun 1992 pg. 12

Racking clamps made from scrap wood are used to hold edge banding while glue sets. Made just slightly wider than needed, this shallow, non-adjustable C-clamp or bar clamp is simply "racked" or jammed against the edge to provide pressure.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 18

Simple, inexpensive and versatile bar clamps to close the miters on molding applied to cabinet doors.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 16

Push clamps. Combine shop-built threaded rod "adjusters" with scrap wood cauls to make clamps for edge-clamping of wide boards.
FINE WOODWORKING #107 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 16

Shop made cam clamps are inexpensive, easy to make and handy. The bar is made from aluminum scrap and the jaws (one fixed, one sliding) are made from scrap wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 50

Adjustable bar clamps are made from slotted steel angle, wooden pivot cam, wing nuts and bolts.
FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 30

Quick pair of bar clamps (of any desired length) are made from 2x4s. Pressure is supplied by wooden wedges. Ideal when edge gluing.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1990 (v.15#5) pg. 50

Make your own 24" to 48" long bar clamps out of hardwood and hardware.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #533 Oct 1972 (v.68) pg. 104

How to make bar clamps from scrap lumber.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.25#6) pg. 18

Make your own adjustable bar clamps from hot-rolled strip steel and thinwall electrical conduit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1972 (v.138#5) pg. 165

Workshop minicourse. More about clamping. Using bar clamps, making your own clamp cradle for bar clamps, and using a rope clamp.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1982 (v.158#3) pg. 108

Oak bar clamp for gluing stock. Make them in various lengths for different size stock.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1984 (v.161#7) pg. 113

Tips shows how to use a pipe clamp as a long vise for holding material upright on your bench.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 126

Simple clamp for small pieces consists of two blocks of wood which slide on a dowel.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #63 Nov 1991 (v.11#3) pg. 8

Build elegant adjustable wooden bar clamps which have no metal parts.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #72 May 1993 (v.12#6) pg. 68

Budget bar clamps are made from 1x2 furring strips.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #93 Nov 1996 (v.16#5) pg. 10

Build both fast-action and wide-panel bar clamps from scrap pieces of wood and a few pieces of hardware.
SHOPNOTES #6 Nov 1992 (v.1) pg. 12

Simple pipe clamp arrangement serves the role of a bench vise for long work pieces.
SHOPNOTES #10 Jul 1993 (v.2) pg. 28

Product review and tests of three brands of quick clamps.
SHOPNOTES #27 May 1996 (v.5) pg. 26

Adjustable shop-made wooden bar clamp uses a wedge to apply pressure.
SHOPNOTES #41 Sep 1998 (v.7) pg. 5

Tip on making box assembly clamps from square steel tubing and threaded rods.
SPEAKER BUILDER 2/1992 [Apr 1992] (v.13#2) pg. 36

Obtaining the correct gluing pressure when clamping wood joints for loudspeaker enclosures. Tips on using bar clamps, corner (miter) clamps, frame clamps, etc.
SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1994 [Jan 1994] (v.15#1) pg. 58

Tip: Keep glue from sticking to your pipe and bar clamps by coating them with paraffin or paste wax.
WOOD MAGAZINE #5 Jun 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 76

Tip: Use both strap clamp (web clamp) and pipe clamps when assembling a mitered box or frame.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 12

Rules for edge-joining using pipe clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 85

Blow off the dust and put those pipe clamps to work. 8 ideas for expanding the usefulness of pipe clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 66

Tailor-made bench hold-downs utilize one or more pipe clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 18
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 16

Use pipe couplings to extend the length of pipe clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 33

Secrets to clamping success. (1) Edge-joints. (2) Mitered frame. (3) Carcase/large box.
WOOD MAGAZINE #94 Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 50
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 4

How to bolt Quick-Grip Bar Clamps together for extra-reach capacity.
WOOD MAGAZINE #96 Apr 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 19

Pressure-packed panel clamps. Make special clamps for edge-joining multiple boards which apply uniform clamping pressure to all four surfaces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #112 Feb 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 48, Insert
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #122 Mar 2000 (v.17#2) pg. 8

Tip on drilling holes in the wooden handles of bar clamps so that they can be tightened adequately when clamping laminating jigs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #137 Nov 2001 (v.18#8) pg. 32

Tip on using a socket wrench to adequately tighten a bar clamp when doing cold-bent lamination.
WOOD MAGAZINE #138 Dec 2001 (v.18#9) pg. 41

One-handed wonders. A user test of one-handed bar clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 66

Tip recommends changing F-clamp handles for a better grip.
WOODCARVING #28 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 5

Wedge clamps, an inexpensive way to get it all together. Adjustable bar-style clamps are built entirely from wood. They feature a wide (4") top surface, making them ideal for gluing up flat boards. Wooden wedges are used to tighten the clamp instead of more expensive screw mechanisms. These are nice, solid looking clamps.
WOODSMITH #5 Sep 1979 pg. 3

Tip: Use a combination of handscrews and pipe clamps when gluing irregular shapes (such as curved legs to a turned upright).
WOODSMITH #28 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 3

Tip on using two pipe clamps "end-to-end" to clamp an oversize piece.
WOODSMITH #34 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 24
Added Info WOODSMITH #36 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 3

Low-cost 5-ft. bar clamp that uses standard off-the-shelf hardware and 3/4" rigid steel electrical conduit. Est. cost: $5.
WOODSMITH #53 Oct 1987 pg. 3

Tip on using only two bar clamps and filament tape to clamp wood edging to a long piece of plywood.
WOODSMITH #64 Aug 1989 pg. 11

Tip on using a bar clamp and bungee cord to clamp edges that are not parallel.
WOODSMITH #88 Aug 1993 (v.15) pg. 5

Shop-made bar clamp with adjustable stop block is made from hardwood scraps.
WOODSMITH #108 Dec 1996 (v.18) pg. 5

Technique for using a combination of band and bar clamps when clamping rounded stock.
WOODSMITH #110 Apr 1997 (v.19) pg. 18

Tightening up on a budget. Two shop-made clamps built mostly of wood. (1) Adjustable double-bar clamp features interchangeable bars (longer or shorter). (2) Long-reach C-clamp.
WOODWORK #9 Spring 1991 pg. 76

Tip on achieving the capacity of one long bar clamp by using two shorter clamps and a block of wood.
WOODWORK #27 Jun 1994 pg. 20

Make your own adjustable sashcramps (bar clamps) from inexpensive G-clamps (C-clamps) of the strap-iron (not cast iron) variety and some wood.
WOODWORKER #1045 Dec 1980 (v.84) pg. 808

Make your own adjustable, lightweight sash-cramps (bar clamps). The clamps are made from steel bar stock and commercially-available aluminum castings.
WOODWORKER Apr 1987 (v.91#4) pg. 323

Sash and G-clamps are made from adjustable wall-shelving hardware.
WOODWORKER Feb 1988 (v.92#2) pg. 160

Wooden sash-cramps. Two sets of right-angled batten forms create a rectangular frame when pegged together. Pressure for gluing is achieved by inserting wedges between the frame and the carcase.
WOODWORKER Nov 1988 (v.92#11) pg. 1048

Simple sash cramps (bar clamps) are made from wood. Wedges are used to supply clamping pressure.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 337

Convert C-clamps into sash clamps (bar clamps) by cutting in half and inserting steel bar stock.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 440

Make short pipe clamps from pieces of threaded rod, mild steel, and nuts.
WOODWORKER Apr 1990 (v.94#4) pg. 343

Using a scissor-style automobile jack, two C-clamps and a 2x4 to serve as an oversize bar clamp.
WOODWORKER Nov 1990 (v.94#11) pg. 1144

Slats (with uniformly spaced holes) combined with dowels, spacer blocks and wedges are used to clamp boards being edge-glued together.
WOODWORKER Nov 1990 (v.94#11) pg. 1144

L-shaped brackets, equipped with a threaded rod to apply pressure, are combined with wooden bars and stop blocks to form bar clamps of various lengths.
WOODWORKER Nov 1990 (v.94#11) pg. 1145

Temporary oversize bar clamps can be made from threaded rod, wood, washers and nuts.
WOODWORKER Dec 1991 (v.95#12) pg. 1289

Sash clamps are made from threaded rod, wing nuts, and wood. The threaded rods pass on both sides of the flat panel being clamped and provide more uniform pressure than a standard bar clamp.
WOODWORKER Jul 1994 (v.98#7) pg. 72

Adjustable shop-built bar clamp is made from wood and a short piece of threaded rod. Make them as long as needed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 40

Tip on preventing the adjustable end of a pipe clamp from slipping as the teeth get more worn.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 10
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 12 (Alternative method)

Light-duty cam clamps made from leftover hardwood have a fixed jaw on one end and a second jaw that slides along the clamp bar. The sliding jaw is fitted with a pivoting cam.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.21#1) pg. 82

Improvised bar clamp using C-clamp and wood.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1964 (v.20#6) pg. 62

Double-bar clamp is used when edge-gluing stock to make larger panels. This clamp will not bow and twist like some single-bar clamps. Made from thinwall conduit, wood, and threaded rod.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 30

Make your own large capacity, light duty bar clamps from aluminum bar stock and threaded steel rod.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1982 (v.38#6) pg. 17

Special bar clamps for use when edge gluing small (narrow) pieces.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 32

Light duty bar clamps are made from wood, bolts and wing nuts.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 44

Economy bar clamps made from 2x2's. Wooden wedges provide the clamping pressure.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 93

Reproduce wooden bar clamps, C-clamps and handscrews which utilize threaded wooden dowels.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1991 (v.47#5) pg. 78
Correction WORKBENCH Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.47#6) pg. 6