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Woodworking clamps. A look at the various styles and suggestions for a basic set needed by a woodworker.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.4#3) pg. 39

Wooden wedge clamp. Adjustable clamp is easily built, uses a wedge for pressure, can be made in any length, and is ideal for use when edge-joining boards.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1989 (v.5#2) pg. 10

Quick and easy spring clamps consist of split rings made from PVC pipe.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #17 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 10

Use channel-lock pliers and rubber bands to serve as a small clamp.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 12

Light-duty model-maker's clamp is made from tongue depressors, a rubber band and a piece of dowel.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 26

Tip on converting mattress coil springs into small clamps.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 22

Woodworking clamps. Overview of the various styles available.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 12

Glue and clamps. A dry run is the key to hassle-free glue-up.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 78

Shop-made edge banding clamp uses eyebolts to apply uniform pressure.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 12

Shop-built edge banding clamp made of plywood and ordinary hardware. Est. cost: $10.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #83 Fall-Winter 2000 pg. 98

Clamping tips. Includes: (1) Corner clamp for thick stock. (2) Shop-made picture frame clamp. (3) Clamping pad for dovetails. (4) Extension jaws for handscrew. ... and several more ideas.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 69

Combine two spring-style clothes pins to form a light-duty clamp with triple the capacity of a single clothes pin.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #93 Apr 2002 pg. 22

How to use a table saw table, rip fence and miter gauge as clamps and guides when assembling projects that need to be squared in three dimensions.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1977 (v.55#5) pg. M7 (232+)

Tip on making split ring clamps from sections of 3" PVC pipe.
BOAT JOURNAL #76 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 51

Simple wooden clamps hold planks flush (top and bottom) when edge gluing.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 19

Go-bar clamp is ideal when gluing down a veneer bubble or patch in the middle of a table top.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 2002 (v.25#5) pg. 22

Tip on combining hot-melt glue with regular PVA glue to eliminate the need for clamps in some assembly operations.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Winter 2003 (v.26#3) pg. 9

Gluing and clamping without tears.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1982 (v.5#10) pg. 51

Beat the high cost of clamping. How to substitute for those expensive clamps.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 23

Clamping techniques. (1) Clamping feet to a pedestal. (2) Clamping four (or more) pieces of mitered-and-splined wood pieces together to make oval or round frames.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1988 (v.11#10) pg. 15

Under pressure. a guide to new or redesigned clamping devices that are useful in a home workshop.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 8

Tip on modifying spring clothespins to make them more useful as small clamps.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Jul 1999 (v.29#7) pg. 67

Low-cost gluing clamps (gusset clamps) are made from two wood jaws, two threaded rods, and four wing nuts.
E.A.A. TECHNICAL COUNSELOR NEWS Dec 1992-Feb 1993 pg. 7

Using tools. Basic clamps and their uses.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #250 Jul-Aug 1984 (v.34#6) pg. 12

Basic clamping techniques using the six types of clamps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #287 Mar 1988 (v.38#3) pg. 18

How to make a wide-grip clamp from a mousetrap.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 38

Choosing and using clamps. A rundown on C-clamps, handscrews, pipe clamps, bar clamps, spring clamps and band clamps. Clamping dos and don'ts. Tips on items around the home that can be used instead of clamps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 4

Pieces of coil springs from a mattress or stuffed chair are converted into light-duty clamps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 16

Make small "spring clamps" from sections of PVC pipe.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #356 Mar 1995 (v.45#3) pg. 16

Clamp is made out of scrap lumber for a flat project of any size. Wedges apply the clamping pressure.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 58

A guide to tools that hold wood. Describes clamps, handscrews, stop blocks and non-slip pads.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 19

How to use a cartridge-style caulk gun as an edge clamp.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 98

Clamping tricks. A variety of wood clamping ideas based on using lumber, cheap hardware, and ingenuity.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #398 May 1999 (v.49#5) pg. 84

Inexpensive job-site clamps are made from anchor bolts and 2x framing lumber.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 24

Inexpensive clamps for wood laminating are made from stove bolts, wing nuts, and hardwood jaws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 26

Clamps on site. Select the right tool to get a grip on your work. An overview of many different styles of commercial clamps and a few site-built clamps.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 70

Tip on using double-sided carpet tape in combination with wooden braces to temporarily hold a backsplash (or some other object) in place while adhesive dries.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #107 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 26

Tip: Use old bedsprings as clamps for hard to clamp jobs.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 18

Inexpensive and fast-acting clamp for securing work to jigs and bench tops is made from a bolt, wing nut, piece of mending plate and a wedge of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 14

Tip: A pegboard table top, some dowels and softwood wedges will hold irregular shapes securely in place during gluing, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 16

Tip: Make your own heavy duty clothespin-style clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 17

Tip: Use your lathe or drill press as a large-capacity clamp.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 23

Tip: Use short brads to keep joints from sliding around during glue up.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 8

Another method for clamping round tabletops during gluing.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 8

Adjustable clamp for edge-gluing stock won't fall off the work piece and pulls evenly on both sides ensuring flat panels.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 12

Tip on preventing "buckle" when clamping several narrow boards together to form a wide panel.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 10

Tip: Use wax paper to prevent clamp stains during glue-up.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 8

Tip: A fast way to glue-up and clamp staves for a coopered panel.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 10

All-wood cam clamp is built from scraps. The only metal needed is the shank of a nail.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 71
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 10

Threaded dowels attached to plywood handles form the basis for a versatile workbench fastening system, holddowns, clamps, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 14

Shop-built clamp for assembling drawers is made from wood, threaded rod, spring, bolts and wing nut.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 18

Tip on using a bag of lead shot to hold down work pieces, jigs, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 16

How to grip small parts for sanding and polishing using a dowel and hot-melt glue.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 14

Clamping with wedges. A discussion and illustrations of the most useful wedge-clamping methods.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 63

Tip on adapting a sawhorse to utilize holdfast clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #94 May-Jun 1992 pg. 20

Tip on using go-bars (a thin strip of wood flexed by hand into a bow shape and inserted between the ceiling and the surface of the work piece to be clamped).
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 18

Toggle clamps. A look at the variety available and tips on using them on various woodworking jigs and fixtures.
FINE WOODWORKING #96 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 74

Tip on making inexpensive box clamps from turnbuckles, long stove bolts, washers and scrap wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 18

Special clamping jig to use when gluing up small paneled doors.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 24

Clamps in the woodshop. A look at their variety, construction and common uses.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 54
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 6

Tips from patternmaker to keep wood pieces from sliding as you clamp them.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 6

Strategies for clamping. Importance of a flat assembly table, correct glue, dry-assembly, checking square, etc. Includes some tips and jigs for clamping angled joints, miter joints, bridle or lap joints, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 68

Tip on increasing spring clamp pressure by using clamps in tandem.
FINE WOODWORKING #116 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 14

Wedged, quick-release clamping system is used to hold identical work pieces (one at a time) while routing the edge.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 32

Tip on using short pieces of railroad track as a third hand.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 36

Tips on modifying the ends of clothespin "clamps" to fit around model details.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1994 (v.12#5) pg. 64

A clamp made from wood and carriage bolts will aid in slab sawing those small remainders of rock.
GEMS & MINERALS #490 Aug 1978 pg. 35

Tip: Hold glued edges of irregular objects with masking tape.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 52

A basic clamp collection. Tips on selecting and using clamps.
HOME MECHANIX #712 Aug 1987 (v.83) pg. 18

Basic carpentry. Part 14. Gluing and clamping.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1983 (v.8#4) pg. 76

Butcher block the easy way. Homemade rod clamps and a few simple techniques makes butcher block projects faster, easier and less expensive. How to build a 16"x17" cutting board shown step-by-step.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1987 (v.12#1) pg. 52
Added Info HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.12#8) pg. 4

Tip on using slip-joint pliers as a clamp.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 70

A brief look at some useful clamps.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 14

ABC's of clamping.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #477 Feb 1968 (v.64) pg. 103

Photos of tools and techniques for clamping the difficult, odd-shaped, unusual piece that needs gluing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #530 Jul 1972 (v.68) pg. 88

Tip shows how to reassemble an ordinary spring-loaded wooden clothespin into a useful clamp for model making.
MODEL AVIATION Aug 1992 (v.18#8) pg. 72

Tip on reversing the spring of a snap-style clothes pin to make a clamp for tight places.
MODEL BOATS #534 Aug 1995 (v.45) pg. 63

Tips on modifying the jaw profile of spring-style clothes pins to make them into more versatile modeling clamps.
MODEL BOATS #552 Feb 1997 (v.47) pg. 25

Tip: Glue wooden spring clothespins together in a varity of patterns to form clamps for use in photography.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1985 (v.49#6) pg. 69

Convert ordinary spring clothes pins into small wood clamps.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 32

A guide to eight useful clamps and how they are used.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1980 (v.1#6) pg. 16

Homemade clamp for assembling panelled door, window sash, or cabinet face uses wooden wedges to tighten the frame.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.23#2) pg. 22

Tip describes using spring-loaded plate hanger as clamping device.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.25#4) pg. 20

Makeshift clamps for gluing jobs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 179

A review of thirteen different types of clamps for holding work to be glued or secured for working.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1968 (v.129#4) pg. 178

Clamp for small jobs is made from two thread spools, a bolt and a wing nut.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1968 (v.130#3) pg. 158

Extension tips added to a pair of spring clamps make excellent tongs for holding hot metal being heat-treated.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 50R

Jig made by installing dowel pegs in a scrap board is used to glue up small boxes with any number of sides, depending on arrangement of dowels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1975 (v.143#1) pg. 42

Tip: Make a simple clamp for irregular shapes by taping holes in a section of pipe and inserting thumb screws in the holes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1979 (v.151#2) pg. 46

Workshop minicourse. All about clamps and clamping.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1979 (v.151#6) pg. 124

Tip: Make a handy clamp from wood, nuts and bolts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1979 (v.152#2) pg. 136

Simple clamps you make from scrap. Long, thin strips of wood scraps are wedged between ceiling and the piece to be clamped.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1980 (v.153#1) pg. 32

Tip: Use metal corner braces as a jig to glue two pieces of wood at right angles.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1980 (v.153#5) pg. 68

Tip: How to "renew" old spring clamps with weakened hinge springs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1980 (v.153#6) pg. 20

Tip: Make extra clamps by cutting plywood with U-shaped openings sized to fit the work being clamped.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 218

Twenty-three tips for squeezing the most out of shop clamps.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 102

Tip: Make a gluing clamp from a butt hinge.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 32

Tip: Convert spring-type wooden clothespins into clamps for gluing small parts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1981 (v.155#2) pg. 68

Workshop minicourse. Tips on gluing up wooden items without leaving excess glue on surfaces and without leaving marks from jaws of clamp.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1982 (v.158#2) pg. 93

10 secrets from a master woodcrafter. Includes 4 clamping ideas and a jig for your table saw to locate the centers of wood stock for lathe turnings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1983 (v.159#3) pg. 106

Workshop minicourse. More about wood glue. (1) Using pliers as clamps. (2) Best way to remove excess glue which is "squeezed-out".
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1983 (v.160#2) pg. 46

Shop clamps. What is available and some tips on their use in woodworking.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1986 (v.163#11) pg. 99

Clamp aligns round work for all-around welding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1967 (v.190#3) pg. 170

How to use a radial arm saw as a clamp for holding routing work.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1970 (v.197#6) pg. 109

How many clamps do you need around home? A brief look at eleven specialty clamps which can prove useful in the home shop.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1975 (v.206#1) pg. 85

Use bags of lead shot for hard-to-clamp glue jobs.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1976 (v.208#5) pg. 130

Clamping secrets of a pro. How to glue. Which type of clamp to use. How many clamps to use. How to handle hard-to-clamp projects. Build an ideal clamping bench.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1985 (v.227#2) pg. 100

Shop-made clamp (from wood and threaded rod) can also be used to force open existing joints for regluing (such as in chair repair).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #52 Jan 1990 (v.9#4) pg. 12

Tip on sewing small sandbags for use as clamps.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #58 Jan 1991 (v.10#4) pg. 8

Tip on making clamps from short lengths of PVC pipe.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #70 Jan 1993 (v.12#4) pg. 8

Tip on using your drill press as a vertical clamp.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #76 Jan 1994 (v.13#4) pg. 8

Tip on making and using pinch clamps when joining boards edge-to-edge to keep the boards even so a flat surface results.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #79 Jul 1994 (v.14#1) pg. 10

Tip on converting skirt hanger clips into small spring clamps.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #80 Sep 1994 (v.14#2) pg. 8

Scrap wood jig to clamp dowels of various sizes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #84 May 1995 (v.14#6) pg. 8

Tip on making pinch clamps from sections of PVC drain pipe.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #85 Jul 1995 (v.15#1) pg. 6

Small modeling clamps made by combining spring clothespins with thin plywood jaws.
RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS Dec 1993 (v.36#12) pg. 66

Clamping the odd piece. A collection of ideas for clamping oddly-shaped or oversize objects while the glue dries.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #2 Summer 1985 pg. 52

Clamp for gluing up lifts for decoys or ship models.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #5 Summer 1986 pg. 8
Correction SCALE WOODCRAFT #6 Autumn 1986 pg. 9

A review of some handy unconventional clamping devices that will prove helpful in the workshop.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1979 pg. 18

Tip on using a drill press as a clamping device when gluing up small pieces of wood.
SHOPNOTES #3 May 1992 (v.1) pg. 26

Toggle clamps. Advice on selection and use of the various styles to hold a work piece securely in a jig or fixture.
SHOPNOTES #3 May 1992 (v.1) pg. 28

Using springs to improve the performance of a tool or shop-built jig. Includes a compression clamp, micro-adjustable stop block, radial arm saw carriage return, and a spring-loaded hold down.
SHOPNOTES #15 May 1994 (v.3) pg. 30

Tip: Use a nailspinner to help align parts coated with epoxy resin for clamping.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #52 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 71

Clamps and clamping ideas used to speed up aircraft construction. Includes tips on building or modifying clamps.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1983 (v.32#2) pg. 30

Light weight spring clamps are made by fitting short pieces of PVC pipe (which have been slit to form a C-shape) with steel rod handles (to open and close the clamp).
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1991 (v.40#4) pg. 77

Tip on using sand-filled zip-lock bags as flexible clamps when gluing and laminating.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1999 (v.48#3) pg. 131

Tip: Inexpensive pressure device (reverse clamp) will pop apart glued furniture joints by applying inside pressure.
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 12

Find it fast with these 5 shop organizers. (1) Wall-hung cabinet holds a portable belt sander and palm sander and a supply of sandpaper for each. (2) Wall-hung board for router and accessories. (3) Under-table and over-table storage racks for all of your clamps. (4) Wall-rack holds lathe tools and accessories. (5) Three-compartment cabinet for drill bits.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 42

Tip: Use your drill press as a clamp for odd-shaped projects such as ring bowls and vases.
WOOD MAGAZINE #17 Jun 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 16

Tip on aligning split or broken pieces of wood when gluing them back together.
WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 14

Tip: Reshape spring-activated wooden clothespins into miniature clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #31 Oct 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 16

Shopper's guide to clamps for the woodworker.
WOOD MAGAZINE #41 Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 56
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 9

Jim Boelling's five commandments for proper clamping.
WOOD MAGAZINE #41 Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 60

Build a scrap wood clamp for edge-gluing jobs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #51 Apr 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 20

Jig made with a quick-release doorstop serves as a light-duty clamp for small pieces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 12

Extending the jaw capacity of spring-type clothespin "clamps".
WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 14

Spool clamps (favored by musical instrument makers) can apply even pressure to any curved edge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 24

Modify alligator clips to serve as small clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 18

Simple jig for positioning a toggle clamp almost anywhere it is needed.
WOOD MAGAZINE #87 Apr 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 16

Tips on converting spring clothespins into a variety of small clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #89 Aug 1996 (v.13#5) pg. 18

Shop-made clamp features a wooden jaw that slides on two threaded rods that are slightly out-of-parallel (which provides the locking action needed).
WOOD MAGAZINE #89 Aug 1996 (v.13#5) pg. 22

Tip on using "bean bags" of lead shot to clamp odd-shaped work pieces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #112 Feb 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 28

Pattern and jig to make small pinch clamps or spring clamps from coat hanger wire.
WOOD MAGAZINE #128 Nov 2000 (v.17#8) pg. 41

Shopbuilt clamp made from wood and long carriage bolts is used to pull a finger joint together when making long lumber from shorter pieces
WOOD MAGAZINE #130 Feb 2001 (v.18#1) pg. 35

Small clothespin-style clamps are made from wood, dowel, and rubber bands.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 32

Clamps in the boatshop. Looks at both store-bought and homemade clamping devices.
WOODENBOAT #123 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 40
Added Info WOODENBOAT #124 May-Jun 1995 pg. 6
Added Info WOODENBOAT #125 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 6
Added Info WOODENBOAT #127 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 100

Fiddler crab clamps. Wooden clamps for use as lapstrake-planking clamps feature an opening up to 5" and a reach up to 10".
WOODENBOAT #146 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 56

Tip on clamping Roman ogee molding while glue dries.
WOODSMITH #59 Oct 1988 pg. 3

Shop-made clamps. (1) Wooden jaws sliding on parallel dowels use rubber bands to apply pressure. (2) Bar clamp uses a wooden cam to apply pressure. (3) Multi-cam clamp applies downward force on boards being edge-glued into panels. (4) Edge-gluing panel clamp holds the work piece vertically and allows access to both sides to check for alignment. (5) Pinch clamps made from PVC pipe are opened using this scissor-action spreader.
WOODSMITH #80 Apr 1992 pg. 26

Light-duty clamps made from heavy-duty rubber bands and strips of wood.
WOODSMITH #87 Jun 1993 (v.15) pg. 4

Clamping tips. (1) Seating case sides with wedges. (2) Squaring corners. (3) Checking diagonals. (4) Spacing clamps when edge-gluing.
WOODSMITH #87 Jun 1993 (v.15) pg. 14

Tip on using binder clips from an office supply store as woodworking clamps.
WOODSMITH #91 Feb 1994 (v.16) pg. 5

Wedge "clamp" lets you grip a board securely while cutting biscuit joints. Eliminates the need for clamping and unclamping the work piece.
WOODSMITH #95 Oct 1994 (v.16) pg. 4

Clamping jig uses pivoting arms and wedges to clamp small panels or frames.
WOODSMITH #115 Feb 1998 (v.20) pg. 5

Small-parts clamp is made from wood and tightened using a wedge. Useful for gripping small items being sanded or ground without marring the work piece.
WOODSMITH #124 Aug 1999 (v.21) pg. 5

Specialized and unusual clamps. A look at what is available and tips on their use.
WOODWORK #4 Winter 1989 pg. 48

Clamping aid. A wooden box, fitted with a handle and filled with iron sash-weights, is useful as a holddown when gluing.
WOODWORK #22 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 14

Using pinch clamps to keep boards even when joining edge-to-edge.
WOODWORK #28 Aug 1994 pg. 14

Tip on mounting toggle clamps so they can be easily moved from one jig or application to another.
WOODWORK #36 Dec 1995 pg. 6

Cramping style. How to make your own "cramps" (clamps). Part 1. Light board clamps.
WOODWORKER #1079 Oct 1983 (v.87) pg. 612

Cramping style. Part 2. The screwed-rod or carcase clamp.
WOODWORKER #1080 Nov 1983 (v.87) pg. 703

The comma cramp. An adjustable clamp for use when edge-gluing panels uses an offset cam to place pressure on the boards.
WOODWORKER #1086 May 1984 (v.88) pg. 295
Added Info WOODWORKER #1088 Jul 1984 (v.88) pg. 398

A variety of clamps and jigs for edge gluing thin pieces like drawer bottoms, small panels, and musical-instrument components.
WOODWORKER #1108 Mar 1986 (v.90#3) pg. 233

Make two clever and convenient clamps. (1) Traditional panel clamp. (2) Lever-cam clamp.
WOODWORKER #1109 Apr 1986 (v.90#4) pg. 281

Work piece-holding surface is made from three sheets of pegboard (stacked one atop another). Dowels are placed in the holes as needed and wedges are used to clamp and hold the work piece. Ideal when clamping irregularly-shaped items.
WOODWORKER Apr 1987 (v.91#4) pg. 314

Very lightweight cramps (clamps) are built from wood, plain rod, and threaded rod.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 435

Adjustable wooden cramp (clamp) uses a wedge to provide the clamping force.
WOODWORKER Oct 1987 (v.91#10) pg. 903

Deep-throated clamp features 18"-36" wooden arms. Three ordinary bolts and nuts are the only hardware needed.
WOODWORKER Nov 1987 (v.91#11) pg. 1003

Clamping device uses eccentric cams to tighten a movable batten against a fixed batten. Built entirely of wood.
WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 612

Flexible clamp for curved doors. Folding wedges provide clamping pressure.
WOODWORKER Nov 1988 (v.92#11) pg. 1048

Wooden clamps in the shape of picture frames are used when gluing turning disks to a face plate. Wooden wedges supply the clamping pressure.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 337

Tips on clamping. (1) Elastic bands made from old inner tubes. (2) Panel pins keep wood from sliding apart when clamping. (3) Make clamping pads from vinyl floor tile.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 591

Long hazel poles, equipped with rubber tips, serve as work holddowns when bent and jamed between work piece and ceiling.
WOODWORKER Oct 1989 (v.93#10) pg. 935

Hinged clamp for holding oddly shaped and thin work pieces.
WOODWORKER Aug 1990 (v.94#8) pg. 812

Clamp review. A buyer's guide to clamps and tips on their use.
WOODWORKER Nov 1990 (v.94#11) pg. 1086

Adjustable clamping frame made from angle iron is able to clamp the top and bottom of a stack of boxes, one large box, odd shapes, etc. Could be adapted to become a veneer press.
WOODWORKER Jun 1994 (v.98#6) pg. 86

Cam-action clamp especially for edge-gluing boards.
WOODWORKER May 1995 (v.99#5) pg. 83

Homemade clamp for use when edge-joining stock. The clamp is fully adjustable to accommodate any thickness and width of wood being glued. In addition, it supports both sides of the boards being joined (unlike pipe clamps). Wooden locking wedges provide the clamping pressure.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 15

Homemade clamps for gluing-up stock are made from 5/4 wood and threaded rods, nuts, and washers.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 26

Light-duty clamps made from a length of 1/4" threaded rod, wing nuts, and scrap wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 28
Correction WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 11

Cam clamp. Quick-adjusting sliding arm and levered cam action make this homemade clamp easy to use. Est. cost: $1.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 45

Tip: Use heavy spring paper clips (binder clips) for light-duty clamps.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 50

Tip: Use a drill press to provide light clamping pressure.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 54

Tip: Use alignment cleats to keep boards aligned when edge gluing stock.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1985 (v.9#5) pg. 62

Light-duty clamps made from long carriage bolts, washers, wing nuts, and slices of dowel.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 58

Clamps, the one shop tool you can't do without. The various types are illustrated along with tips on their uses.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 14

Three ideas for light duty clamps (spring clothespin, bobby pin, and hemostats).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 66

Tip on using ordinary pliers and rubber bands as a light-duty clamp.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 74

Gluing up. Simple tools, careful preparation, and a little planning take the stress out of sticky work. Information on glue selection, clamps and clamping techniques, edge-gluing, gluing a mortise-and-tenon frame, gluing a carcase, seating dovetails, etc. Includes tips on making a gluing table for use with pipe clamps.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 16

Holding power. A guide to gluing and clamping products. Includes an overview of the four broad categories of adhesives (synthetic resins, thermosets, contact cements and natural-protein glues). Instructions on how to apply adhesives and test an application for tensile, shear, cleavage and peal stresses. Describes correct preparation of bonding surfaces, mechanical assistance for edge, end-grain and frame joints and an overview of clamps.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.20#5) pg. 39

Gluing clamp has peg holes in the longitudinals so clamp can be adjusted to the size of the pieces being glued.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1970 (v.26#2) pg. 26

How to cut wood threads. Includes plans for nutcracker cup, all wood clamps and a set of oversize nuts and bolts.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1970 (v.26#3) pg. 26

All about clamps. Continuation of a series on basic hand tools. A look at the variety of clamps necessary in the home workshop and tips on when and how to use each type.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1974 (v.30#1) pg. 10

Shop tip shows how to make a long-reach clamp.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1976 (v.32#6) pg. 123

A roundup of clamps for the woodworker and some tips on how to use them.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 30

Tip: Spring type clothespin in vise provides clamp for small work.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 22

Clamping board is made from plywood and 1x2 stock. Long nuts and bolts are used to supply the clamping pressure when edge joining.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1988 (v.44#3) pg. 10

Tips on using pinch dogs (joiner's dogs), those steel spikes used as woodworking glue clamps.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1990 (v.46#3) pg. 16
Added Info WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 19

Tip on using a caulking gun as a quick-release clamp for small items.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1991 (v.47#4) pg. 12

A modified spring-type clothespin works well for clamping small work pieces.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 64

Tip shows how to make a clamp for small projects from rubber bands, string, paper clips and washers.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 14