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Simple jig allows a pipe clamp to be used on curved edges.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER May-Jun 1989 (v.5#3) pg. 10

Tip on using double-sided foam adhesive tape when using bar clamps on non-parallel surfaces.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 10

Tip on no-stick clamping pads.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 18

Tip advises wrapping black iron pipe clamps with waxed paper to keep the iron from touching and staining the wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 20

Velcro taped to clamp pads recommended as a way to protect projects.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 22
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 20

Tip describes how to make clamp pads from blocks of ash.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 22

Deluxe wooden clamp pads stay put on a bar clamp, but are easily removed when needed.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 18

Simple 2x4 support keeps light-duty quick-clamps upright (perpendicular to the work piece) during clamping operations.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 26

Tip on using PVC pipe to keep iron pipe clamps from harming wood or reacting with glue.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #56 Dec 1996 pg. 30

Support blocks for bar-clamps slip over a sawhorse rail and hold the clamps upright and ready for use.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #56 Dec 1996 pg. 32

Large (6"x6") clamping pads for a pipe clamp also serve to raise the clamp off the work surface to access any glue squeeze-out.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 18

Tip on using pipe couplings to increase the capacity of a pipe clamp.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 13

Tip on making curved clamping cauls which evenly distribute the clamping pressure from two bar clamps.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 1999 (v.22#8) pg. 16

Clamp pad for pipe clamp also serves to keep the workpiece raised above the bar.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 2000 (v.24#1) pg. 12

Build your own home workshop. Part 5. Using hand tools as stationery tools. Constructing a special "gluing table".
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1984 (v.7#9) pg. 41, 29, 32

Build a "gluing table" with fixed pipe clamps positioned every 8" along the 30"x48" work surface.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1984 (v.7#9) pg. 43, 31

Edge-gluing cross-clamps. This clamp keeps edge-joined boards flush and flat while side pressure is applied with conventional bar clamps.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1990 (v.13#6) pg. 10

Tip to keep narrow pieces of wood from buckling when clamping them together using pipe clamps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #313 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.40#10) pg. 99

Tip on using water pipe foam insulation on pipe clamps to keep them from touching the work piece.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 14

Softwood pipe-clamp pads won't fall off.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 40

Tip on making notched, flat-bottom supports to hold bar clamps upright and ready for use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 17

Get even clamping pressure when edge-gluing by using oak dowels as clamping blocks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #363 Nov 1995 (v.45#10) pg. 20

Hardwood strips make extended jaws on a pipe clamp to spread the clamping pressure when edge-gluing boards.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 16

Tip shows how to make an extender for a pipe clamp.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #373 Nov 1996 (v.46#10) pg. 26

Tip shows pipe clamp pad-stands that lift clamps off the work surface and pad the jaws at the same time.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 16

Make a simple wooden frame to hold pipe clamps perfectly parallel to each other while gluing up solid wood panels.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 24

Make a sturdy gluing table for use with bar clamps. Angle iron attached to a simple wood frame both holds the clamps and holds the work away from any other surface.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 14

Clamping blocks remain on pipe clamps, are padded to protect the work and hold the pipe clamps up from the workbench.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 17

Pipe clamp gluing blocks are octagon shaped. They stay on the clamp, keep it from rolling or tipping, and provide a large bearing area.
FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 20

Tip: Attach wood face-blocks to bar clamps using silicon adhesive.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 10

Tip: Clamp wide boards into the "H" pattern using a crowned caul and ordinary bar clamps. This "H" type of construction is often found in carcass and bookcase construction.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 12

Inexpensive glue-up rack keeps edge-glued stock perfectly flat when exposed to the pressure of bar clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 18

Tip: Attach hardwood pads to the face of pipe-clamps by means of sticky-back magnetic tape.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 20

An adjustable jig for securing all six pieces of a hexagonal box lid with one bar clamp.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 8

Simple wooden blocks convert a pair of sawhouses into a clamp rack (gluing rack).
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 8

Use foam pipe insulation on your pipe clamps to prevent the pipe from contacting the work piece and causing stains or dents.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 8

Half-round clamp perches (pads) allow clamping from various angles. Ideal for clamping irregular shapes with bar clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 14

Convert an ordinary pipe clamp into a "long-reach" (deep-reach) clamp by adding supplementary jaws made of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 20

Tip on attaching a pipe clamp (parallel to the ground) to a vertically-adjustable support stand to serve a variety of clamping uses (clamping rack, temporary worktable, ...).
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 20

Tip on using PVC pipe to protect wood from clamping bar stains.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 16

Tip on padding the jaws of a pipe clamp by attaching pieces of leather.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 18

Tip on making crowned caul strips using a jointer.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 20

Tip on using water-pipe insulation as a pipe clamp cover.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 24

Clamping aid for an odd-angled corner.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 30

Tip on using shower-rod covers to cover bar or pipe clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 30

Masonite clamping pad for a bar clamp is held in place with a slot and rubber band.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 16

Tip on using plastic-coated playing cards to keep pipe and bar clamps from marring a project's surface.
FINE WOODWORKING #135 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 18

Make two bar clamps do the work of three when gluing up panels. The trick is using battens which press against blocks in the center position.
FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 16

Retrofit those bar clamps which feature a hard-to-grip wooden handles with a short dowel at right angles to increase your grip and leverage.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 18

Wooden blocks permanently attached to bar clamps prevent the jaws from marring surfaces.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 32

Tip on making pads for pipe clamp jaws from scrap leather.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.20#5) pg. 74

Use pipe bar clamp as vise by means of pipe flange attached to workbench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.137#2) pg. 149

Bar clamp stands. A pair of stands for a bar clamp hold it upright, and ready to receive boards for gluing up.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1977 (v.148#2) pg. 111

Technique for clamping several narrow boards to produce a wider panel using pipe clamps, C-clamps, and various shop-built clamp supports and clamping pads.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1990 (v.167#1) pg. 66

Tip on making a small shop utility/assembly cart with a removable top that accommodates long bar clamps in the vertical position.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 8

Simple jig for holding pipe clamps above your work surface.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #80 Sep 1994 (v.14#2) pg. 8

Build a quick and easy jig to raise and support pipe clamps and make it possible to turn the crank while edge-gluing boards.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #82 Jan 1995 (v.14#4) pg. 8

Tip on using masking tape to keep glue off clamp bars.
SHOPNOTES #2 Mar 1992 (v.1) pg. 29

Clamp pads for bar clamps are made from small pieces of dowel and hardboard.
SHOPNOTES #12 Nov 1993 (v.2) pg. 29

Pipe clamp tips. Clamp pads, preventing stains, extenders, assuring flat panels, and using the clamp as a spreader.
SHOPNOTES #19 Jan 1995 (v.4) pg. 20

U-shaped clamping blocks for use with bar clamps stay in place by means of self-adhesive weatherstrip attached to the jaws of each block.
SHOPNOTES #40 Jul 1998 (v.7) pg. 4

Pressure bars keep individual boards from shifting up or down when edge-gluing to form larger panels.
SHOPNOTES #45 May 1999 (v.8) pg. 4

Tip: Notch a pair of sawhorses to support bar clamps when working on doors and other wide objects.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 16
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 12

Clamping blocks are held onto pipe clamps with rubber bands.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 14

Tip: Place "caution flags" on protruding bar clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 14

Split rings of PVC pipe serve as shims or spacers on pipe clamps to raise the item being clamped. They don't fall off the clamp like scraps of wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 16

Swiveling fixture is used along with a bar clamp to square up a rectangular frame by clamping diagonally across two corners.
WOOD MAGAZINE #37 Sep 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 20

How to make a pair of elevated pipe-clamp holders.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 16

How to make alignment boards for use when clamping edge-glued stock.
WOOD MAGAZINE #43 Jun 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 18

How to use scrap pieces of wood to extend the grip of a bar clamp.
WOOD MAGAZINE #43 Jun 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 19

Protective pads for pipe clamps also serve to support the clamp in an upright position.
WOOD MAGAZINE #70 Jun 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 14

Expand the reach (depth) of your 1/2" pipe clamps by making auxiliary jaws from 3/4" pipe fittings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 8

Clamping block for curved-profile edge-molding when using bar clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #78 Apr 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 28

Serrated clamping cauls help keep the work piece flat when edge joining.
WOOD MAGAZINE #83 Nov 1995 (v.12#8) pg. 24

Right-angle clamp jig holds two large work pieces at right angles using bar clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 53

Pipe-clamp pads made from wood also keep the clamps from tipping over.
WOOD MAGAZINE #94 Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 103, Insert

Cane tip installed on open end of pipe clamp protects work piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #101 Dec 1997 (v.14#8) pg. 32

Tip shows how to reverse Quick-Grip clamp pads so they won't slip off during clamping.
WOOD MAGAZINE #110 Dec 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 44

Tip on installing a locking thumbscrew on pipe clamp jaw extenders.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 24

Supplementary hardwood jaws for a bar clamp increase the clamping depth.
WOOD MAGAZINE #117 Oct 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 16
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #123 Apr 2000 (v.17#3) pg. 8
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #124 May-Jun 2000 (v.17#4) pg. 6

These clamping blocks are used along with bar clamps to assemble rail-and-stile panels with beveled edges.
WOOD MAGAZINE #131 Mar 2001 (v.18#2) pg. 38

Tip: Attach blocks of wood to the face of pipe clamp jaws in order to prevent marring the edges of the boards being clamped.
WOODSMITH #15 May 1981 pg. 3

Holding jig for shaping cabriole legs. A wooden headstock and tailstock is added to a pipe clamp.
WOODSMITH #43 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 19

Tip on using pieces of inner tube (instead of wax paper) to keep pipe clamps from reacting with the glue.
WOODSMITH #67 Feb 1990 pg. 4

Combine shop-made pressure bars with bar clamps to prevent "racking" when clamping mortise-and-tenon joints.
WOODSMITH #68 Apr 1990 pg. 17

Make a set of rubber-lined wooden cradles to support pipe clamps while adjusting for edge-gluing.
WOODSMITH #76 Aug 1991 pg. 4

Adjustable extender for a pipe clamp is made from wood.
WOODSMITH #77 Oct 1991 pg. 5

A pair of pipe clamps, threaded on both ends, double as a sawhorse when fitted with a stretcher and feet.
WOODSMITH #88 Aug 1993 (v.15) pg. 4

Tip on using PVC couplings to prevent pipe clamps from coming in contact with the work piece.
WOODSMITH #102 Dec 1995 (v.17) pg. 4

Tip recommends using plastic tubing over bar clamp jaws.
WOODSMITH #106 Aug 1996 (v.18) pg. 5

How to clamp angled pieces using shop-made clamping blocks.
WOODSMITH #109 Feb 1997 (v.19) pg. 18

Tip shows how to make magnetic clamp pads.
WOODSMITH #113 Oct 1997 (v.19) pg. 5

Simple, shop-built clamps exert equal pressure on both sides of boards being glued together into wider panel. Regular bar clamps can then provide the side forces without any chance of the separate boards buckling apart.
WOODWORK #2 Summer 1989 pg. 24

U-shaped glue block stays in place along the edge when aligning and clamping multiple boards into an edge-glued panel.
WOODWORK #9 Spring 1991 pg. 10

Clamping blocks made from stair rail eliminates the need to alternate the pipe clamps (over and under) when edge-gluing boards.
WOODWORK #17 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 16

Tip on using plastic shower-rod covers to prevent iron stains from pipe clamps.
WOODWORK #17 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 16

Simple scrap wood stand to keep pipe clamps upright while being adjusted or tightened.
WOODWORK #17 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 18

Wooden pads for a pipe clamp serve two functions: (1) Protects woodpiece from metal jaws. (2) Raises pipe clamp above workbench so tightening screw can be turned.
WOODWORK #25 Feb 1994 pg. 12

Tip on padding clamp pads with corrugated cardboard to help prevent crushing the work piece.
WOODWORK #27 Jun 1994 pg. 16

Tip shows how to make a pair of pipe clamp extenders from scrap wood.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 10

A deep-throated bar clamp created by adding a pair of 7"-long supplementary jaws.
WOODWORK #43 Feb 1997 pg. 10

Pressure pads which fit over pipe clamp jaws and ride on the pipe help keep parts of the assemble in place when tightening.
WOODWORK #46 Aug 1997 pg. 10

Tip: Useful sash cramp stands and cramping pads can be made by slipping two shaped pieces of plywood over the cramp bar.
WOODWORKER #1083 Feb 1984 (v.88) pg. 101
Added Info WOODWORKER #1086 May 1984 (v.88) pg. 332

Two methods for securing shop-built wooden clamping blocks onto a bar clamp so they don't fall off.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 781

Tip on making a convex clamping block for use with bar clamps when gluing a laminated butcher's block.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 445

Packing piece facilitates securing a sash cramp (flat bar clamp) in a woodworking vise so that the top of the bar rests flush with the top of the vise.
WOODWORKER Jul 1993 (v.97#7) pg. 30

Clamping ideas. (1) Using triangular blocks and C-clamps to clamp miter joints. (2) Picture framing clamp for use when making a batch of frames all the same size. (3) Bar clamp protection pads which also support the clamp. (4) Removable bar clamp pressure blocks which slide along the top of the bar clamp.
WOODWORKER Oct 1994 (v.98#10) pg. 97

Tip: Make wooden pads for the jaws of pipe clamps. The pads remain on the pipe even when not needed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1977 (v.1#4) pg. 7

Tip: Wooden blocks raise bar or pipe clamps above the surface of your workbench and keep them from tipping over.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 28

Make a glue-up table from a pair of notched stretchers and two sawhorses. It is easily disassembled when not needed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 50

Tip for improving your grip on the small handles of light-duty bar clamps.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 54

Edge-gluing cleats keep the separate boards from sliding out of alignment (vertically) while the bar clamps are being installed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 10

Clamp stretcher. A wooden board with a large hole bored at each end lets two short bar clamps function like one long bar clamp.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 10

Tip shows how to use lightweight chain and a turnbuckle to square a large furniture or cabinet carcass during clamping.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 8

Tip shows boards that hold multiple clamps and replace individual clamping blocks when edge-gluing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.20#3) pg. 8

Tip on using temporary end caps to keep boards from buckling when bar clamping narrow boards into a wider panel.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.23#4) pg. 10

Increase the capacity of bar clamps when clamping open frame work using this simple jig.

Make wooden shoes for the jaw faces of a bar or pipe clamp.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 9

Build a "clamp horse", a sawhorse with a wider platform on top with two (or more) pipe clamps permanently attached with screws.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 69

Two ideas for clamp pads to use with pipe clamps.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1992 (v.48#3) pg. 14

Tip shows how to make slotted wooden blocks to support a bar clamp.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 14

Stand-off saddles for pipe clamps are fashioned from conduit hangers and scrap plywood. These provide clearance between bench and rotating clamp handle.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1998 (v.54#6) pg. 15