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xx   CLAMP

Tip: Use clamping blocks attached with hot-melt glue to form a temporary clamping surface.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1989 (v.5#6) pg. 8

Jig for gluing segments of a circle together for rings or frames.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 8

Use styrofoam as clamping pads when laminating curved surfaces.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 8

Tip on making clamping blocks from see-through plastic.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 26

Assembly blocks for squaring up drawers and cabinets while fastening the corners.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 220

Flexible clamping pads use saw kerfs to allow for bending the pad.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 20

Tip: Make two L-shaped blocks to protect a project when clamping glued pieces together.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1980 (v.58#3) pg. 80

Putting it all together. How to construct an assembly square.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1991 (v.14#4) pg. 10

Tips on making special sizes and shapes of clamp pads from scrap pieces of hardwood and softwood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 6

Three tricks for clamping odd shapes using scrap wood clamping blocks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #332 Oct 1992 (v.42#9) pg. 24

Easy-to-make right-angle jig to help hold drawers, cabinets and other boxes square when gluing and clamping.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #340 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.43#7) pg. 24

Tip shows how to hold drawers and boxes for assembly and gluing with squaring blocks that clamp in corners.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #382 Oct 1997 (v.47#9) pg. 32

Special jig is designed to speed the assembly of square frames. The jig allows the assembled and glued frame to be removed for drying so that another frame can be assembled. The sides of the frame are mitered at each end and assembly is done with epoxy glue.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 59

Build this simple jig (perch) for clamping up a round (semicircular) tabletop.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 10

Make first-class clamping pads from Baltic-birch plywood and cork gasket material.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 16

Alignment blocks for squaring a carcase feature a hole to facilitate cleanup of glue squeeze-out.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 12

Tip: Magnetic tape is used to keep clamp pads from falling off while tightening.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 20

Tip on keeping glue-covered parts from moving out of alignment during clamp-up.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 20

Tip on using shaped blocks of solid styrofoam (backed by plywood scraps) to cushion irregularly-shaped work pieces for clamping or gluing.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 20

Tip on using two-sided adhesive mounting tape as non-slip pads when clamping up curved work pieces.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 18

Jig for cutting curved cauls on a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 30

Clamp caddy. Rolling rack holds your entire selection of clamps and rolls up to the job.
HOME MECHANIX #690 Oct 1985 (v.81) pg. 111, 117

Tip: Use the plastic caps from 5-gal. water bottles to make clamp cover pads.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 112

Use padded metal angle iron when clamping the edges of boxes and drawers to avoid damaging the wood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #552 May 1974 (v.70) pg. 38

Build this pair of plywood jigs to get the first glue joint clamped square when assembling a carcase or box.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #668 Jan 1984 (v.80) pg. 16

Simple wooden rack holds several kinds of clamps and may be easily carried to where you are working.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1978 (v.149#4) pg. 130

Two dandy shop organizers. (1) Storage rack holds a forest of wood dowels and molding, clamp pads, misc. (2) Clamp storage rack holds bar clamps, C-clamps, screw clamps, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1983 (v.160#6) pg. 154

Tip on coating your clamp faces with a layer of liquid rubber to protect the work piece.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #56 Sep 1990 (v.10#2) pg. 8

Universal box clamping jig is a quick way to align and glue tops and bottoms without using clamps all around the edges.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #97 Jul 1997 (v.17#3) pg. 27

Use clamping squares (similar to a framing square, but made from wood) to hold a large case square during assembly.
SHOPNOTES #17 Sep 1994 (v.3) pg. 29

Tip on attaching simple wooden pads to the jaws of clamps.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #828 Sep 1998 (v.94) pg. 16

Tip: Add top flanges to your clamping pads to form L-shaped devices. This prevents the pads from falling out before you can tighten the clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 24

Make glue-proof clamp blocks for use when clamping miter joints.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 29

Tip: Keep clamping pads attached to clamp jaws by recessing magnets into the wooden pads.
WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 16

Make flush clamp bars (tapered clamp boards) from 2x4 stock which will exert as much pressure at the center as they do at the ends.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 16

Right-angle jigs aid in clamping large, bulky objects (door, sheet of plywood, ...) vertically to your workbench.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 14

How to make a clamping caul (a board with one slightly curved edge that applies pressure first to the middle and then to the outer edges as you tighten). Drawings illustrate the use of cauls in laminate clamping.
WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 24

Tapered blocks help clamp sloped sides of a project.
WOOD MAGAZINE #98 Aug 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 20

Technique for clamping glue blocks in place, keeping them aligned and tight until glue dries.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 27

Two methods for squaring-up cabinets. (1) Shop-built plywood braces. (2) Clamp blocks that fit against a framing square.
WOOD MAGAZINE #106 Jun 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 25

Techniques for gluing-up laminations involving narrow scraps of wood. Includes instructions for making your own clamping bars out of wood and acrylic strips.
WOODSMITH #10 Jul 1980 pg. 9

Tip: Use a clamping board with a convex edge when clamping cabinet sides and shelves together.
WOODSMITH #31 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 3

Tip: Use a special clamping block when assembling dovetail joints.
WOODSMITH #32 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 23

Tip: Use double-sided carpet tape as a "third hand" to hold clamping blocks to work piece while you position and tighten the clamps.
WOODSMITH #42 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 3

Tip: Use self-adhesive felt to pad the jaws of clamps.
WOODSMITH #64 Aug 1989 pg. 3

Tip on using see-through clamping blocks when installing inlay, doing marquetry, patching veneer, etc. to make sure there is no slippage.
WOODSMITH #77 Oct 1991 pg. 5

Tip on padding the jaws of a clamp with hot melt glue.
WOODSMITH #85 Feb 1993 (v.15) pg. 5

Tip shows clamping cauls that help pull dovetail joints together.
WOODSMITH #103 Feb 1996 (v.18) pg. 5

Assembly blocks made from 4" square fiberboard scrap have intersecting dadoes in the middle. They hold work pieces in place until clamps are installed.
WOODSMITH #105 Jun 1996 (v.18) pg. 5

Tip suggests clamping a framing square to workbench to help keep project square during gluing and clamp tightening.
WOODSMITH #105 Jun 1996 (v.18) pg. 5

Tip on using magnetic sign material as jaw padding.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 12

Tip on using wooden bars to bring adjacent parts of a panel into flatness when the pieces are butt-joined (edge-joined) without dowels or biscuits.
WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 12

Shop-made corner clamping guide helps guarantee 90-degree joints for cabinets or frames.
WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 12

Use wooden clamp blocks to extend the reach (throat) of a clamp.
WOODWORK #26 Apr 1994 pg. 20

Tip on using thick pieces of leather to prevent marring when clamping.
WOODWORK #26 Apr 1994 pg. 22

Tip suggests using a length of flat 3-wire electrical cord as a protective spacer while clamping a round over edge.
WOODWORK #37 Feb 1996 pg. 6

Clamping jig uses rubberbands and movable travellers to hold thin stock of irregular shape. Ideal for clamping of musical-instrument soundboards and backpieces of any shape.
WOODWORKER #1098 May 1985 (v.89) pg. 377

Angle brackets workshop accessory is useful when marking dovetails, holding work pieces at right angles, etc.
WOODWORKER Nov 1989 (v.93#11) pg. 1007

Tip on using "Velcro" strips on clamp faces and clamping pads (of various sizes and shapes) to keep them in place while clamping.
WOODWORKER Nov 1990 (v.94#11) pg. 1144

Tip: Accurately cut try squares are made from plywood. Then they are clamped to cabinet sides during assembly to help keep mating parts square and perpendicular.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1978 (v.2#1) pg. 16

Tip: Use try-squares cut from plywood to get perfect 90-degree corners when gluing and clamping cabinets.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 40

Tip: Use double-faced carpet tape to stick scrap wood clamp pads to the jaws of a clamp.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 49

Tip: Use adhesive-backed magnetic strip material to make "self adhesive" clamp pads.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1984 (v.8#6) pg. 64

Tip: Make dovetail clamp blocks to apply clamping pressure where it belongs (between each tail and between each pin).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 58

Tip: "C" shaped clamping block for use when clamping a work piece that has a shaped edge.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1986 (v.10#6) pg. 52

Wooden clamp blocks are fitted with magnets to hold them to clamp jaws during the tightening process.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 53

Squaring boards are used when clamping table legs and aprons together to guarantee a 90-degree corner.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 54

Tip: Clamping jig to keep pieces of stock flat while edge gluing.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 9

Tip on using shrink tubing to cushion the jaws of pliers, tweezers, clamps, etc.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1994 (v.50#5) pg. 22

Tip on using adhesive-backed cork or rubber "no-slip" shoe pads on the clamping surfaces of clamps.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1998 (v.54#6) pg. 18