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xx   CLAMP

Clamp nails. Old-time fasteners make sturdy miter joints. Includes a jig for cutting a straight and accurate kerf in the end of a mitered board to accept the clamp nail.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #27 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 22

Picture frame clamp consists of four wood corner blocks held together with a band clamp.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 26

Converting spring clamps into miter clamps by adding swivel jaws.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 24

Convert spring-type clamps to miter clamps using ordinary bolts and nuts. The clamps may be easily restored to their original configuration.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #44 Apr 1995 pg. 26

Tip on using nylon parachute cord and sliding wooden blocks to clamp picture frames during glue-up.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 24

Tip on using masking tape to clamp miter joints while the glue dries.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #53 Aug 1996 pg. 31

A simple way to clamp picture-frame miters.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 34

Tip shows how to make a pair of small blocks that work with C-clamps to guarantee square corners when gluing up a box or small drawer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 34

Tips for gluing miters. A variety of clamping ideas.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #72 Apr 1999 pg. 46

A clamp for small frames or boxes combines plywood corners with rubber bands.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 14

Tips for building better wooden picture frames. Ideas include blind splines, spline sled, miter cutting sled for table saw, four-point frame clamp, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #88 Aug 2001 pg. 48

Shop-made miter clamp (corner clamp) combines two simple plywood blocks with short bar clamps.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #94 Jun 2002 pg. 24

Tip: How to clamp two mitered boards together at a 90-degree angle for gluing.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1981 (v.59#1) pg. 118

Twine and a spring clamp can be combined to make a framing clamp.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1986 (v.64#10) pg. 99

Squaring jig and C-clamps holds two pieces at exactly 90-degrees during assembly.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 14

Adjustable picture frame clamping device is used in gluing mitered frames together.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1987 (v.10#6) pg. 29

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

Frame-clamping jig can handle almost any type of frame work. A plywood base is fitted with right-angle guides. Clamps, wooden pegs and wedges are used to secure the frame being assembled.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1990 (v.13#5) pg. 12

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 your own clamps for gluing up mitered picture frames.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 92

Tip: Use picture framing (corner) clamps to hold cabinet frames together during assembly.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 80

Quick and servicable miter clamp consists of a triangle of plywood and two C-clamps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 16

Use masking tape to align and hold glued miter joints without other clamps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 52

Corner-miter jig uses two triangular pieces of plywood with clamp notches in the corner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 16

Four notched plywood squares and some C-clamps serve as a picture-frame clamp.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #399 Jun 1999 (v.49#6) pg. 28

Make a pinchdog (miter clamp) from a spring clamp and two drywall screws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 34

Tip for clamping the splined miter joint without requiring a special miter clamp.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 14

Simple picture frame clamp needs only four pieces of scrap wood and a nylon cord.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 16

Improved clamping block for gluing spline-miter joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 16

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

Picture frame clamp made from four pieces of wood and a length of nylon rope.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 16

Quick-adjust picture-frame clamp is made from threaded rod, aluminum or plywood corner blocks, and split-nut tighteners.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 18
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 23

Adjustable picture-frame jig uses a single parallel-jaw clamp to exert uniform pressure on all four corners.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 22

Make your own quick-adjusting clamp-nut for picture frame clamps and other "quick-adjust" situations.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 23

Light-tension picture frame corner clamps are made from old coiled bedsprings.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 20

Spur dogs provides a perch for C-clamps when clamping mitered edges.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 22

Clamping cleats for gluing mitered corners are easy to make and attach.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 10

Shop-built picture-framing clamp is adjustable to various sizes and shapes.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 8

Tip on making picture frame miter clamps from upholstery springs.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 22

Tip on attaching triangular-shaped blocks to the outside of mitered joints so that a C-clamp can be used to clamp the joint.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 16

Using metal pins to eliminate miter slippage on large or odd-shaped mitered pieces (such a bracket feet).
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 18

Using the threaded shaft from a handscrew clamp along with barrel nuts to clamp odd angled joints together. Requires drilling pilot holes for inserting the barrel nuts on the back side.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 22

Modify a handscrew to clamp mitered frames (using pocket holes drilled in the back of adjacent parts).
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 16

Auxiliary clamping blocks provide an easy and inexpensive way to clamp mitered work pieces using ordinary clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 34

Assembly jig for gluing up sides of identical boxes with mitered corners. Wooden wedges are used to apply pressure at the corners.
FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 28

Picture-perfect clamps. An overview of the variety of clamps (band clamps, four-corner clamps, one-corner clamps, and construction-grade clamps) used to clamp mitered joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #130 May-Jun 1998 pg. 66

Vise for clamping a corner miter in large stock uses two pipe-clamp heads to provide clamping pressure against an L-shape fence.
FINE WOODWORKING #133 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 20

Picture frame clamp is made from twine and a spring clamp.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.14#7) pg. 72

Tip: Make a picture frame clamp from a "pinch clamp" and a length of rope.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 109

Tip: Use a piece of scrap wood to check the squareness of picture frames while clamping.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Winter 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 4

Twenty-three woodworking tips include this improvised miter joint clamping arrangement.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 110

Special homemade clamps facilitate clamping and gluing 45-degree miter joints used in projects such as speaker cabinets, boxes, etc. Two versions of the clamp are shown.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 183

Picture frame gluing clamp is made from L-brackets and threaded rod.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1985 (v.162#4) pg. 200

Picture frame clamp from four pieces of plywood and a chalk line.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1965 (v.186#1) pg. 150

Improvised miter-vise clamps picture frame.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1967 (v.190#5) pg. 40

Clamp for assembling picture frames.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1970 (v.197#3) pg. 111

An adjustable jig for clamping all four corners of a mitered frame at one time.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #37 Jun-Jul 1987 (v.7#1) pg. 52

Corner clamping aid for use with C-clamps, handscrews or bar clamps. Designed to squeeze-in the corners of bookcases, picture frames, or other hard-to-clamp miter joints.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #52 Jan 1990 (v.9#4) pg. 10

Tip on converting broken seat coil springs into spring clamps suitable for picture frame corners.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #64 Jan 1992 (v.11#4) pg. 10

Tip on making corner blocks that are used with a band clamp to assemble and glue all four corners of a box, drawer, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #66 May 1992 (v.11#6) pg. 10

Clamping jig (consisting of a plywood back and two cleats at 90-degrees) provides an accurate reference when squaring and clamping frame-and-panel doors.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #82 Jan 1995 (v.14#4) pg. 9

Corner clamping aid for use with C-clamps is made from scrap plywood.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #100 Jan 1998 (v.17#6) pg. 30

Machine tools for woodworking. Two jigs for assembling and clamping small wooden picture frames with mitered corners while the glue dries.
PROJECTS IN METAL Aug 1988 (v.1#4) pg. 12

Tip on using aluminum angle iron and C-clamps to prevent mitered corners from slipping out of alignment when using a band clamp.
SHOPNOTES #6 Nov 1992 (v.1) pg. 29

How to use a nylon string and scraps of wood as a clamp when making picture frames.
SHOPNOTES #31 Jan 1997 (v.6) pg. 5

How to glue up four mitered corners without causing the frame to rack.
SHOPNOTES #33 May 1997 (v.6) pg. 30

Picture frame clamping jig utilizes a band clamp.
SHOPNOTES #36 Nov 1997 (v.6) pg. 6

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

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

Tip: Make your own spring miter clamps from an old coil spring about the size found in a mattress.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 30

Tip: Use double-face carpet tape to prevent triangular blocks from slipping when clamping mitered corners.
WOOD MAGAZINE #8 Dec 1985 (v.2#6) pg. 14

Small picture frame clamp is made from corner brackets, machine screws, and rubber bands.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 16

Picture-frame clamp is made from strap hinges, threaded rod, and nuts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #24 Aug 1988 (v.5#4) pg. 18

Clamping jig is used to pull a mitered corner tightly together while gluing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #36 Aug 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 14

Tip: Pieces of plastic-laminated countertop (4" square) serve to keep mitered corners aligned while gluing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 18

How to turn a Black & Decker Workmate into a framing clamp.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 14

Staples help ensure that miter-cut corners stay square during gluing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 22

Quick clamping jig for assembling a frame from mitered, rabbeted moldings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #53 Aug 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 22

How to clamp tricky mitered moldings. Auxiliary work surface is constructed with a cleat that secures in a vise so handscrew or bar clamps can be used to secure the molding.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 47

Wooden base makes vise-type miter clamps (corner clamps) easier to store and use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #67 Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 15

In search of the perfect miter clamp. What is available and tips on their use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #93 Dec 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 66

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

Corner-clamping blocks protect work pieces, hold them in perfect 90-degree alignment and eliminate miter joint bypass problems.
WOOD MAGAZINE #110 Dec 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 42

Corner clamp for small boxes, drawers and frames is made from threaded rod, wing nuts and scrap wood. Est. cost: $5.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 28
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #135 Sep 2001 (v.18#6) pg. 10

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 on clamping delicate miter joints using masking tape.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 30

Panel-door glue-up jig uses wedges and requires no clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 34

Picture frame details. Tips and techniques for making a perfect frame and mounting the picture. Also includes tips on commercial and a shop-made picture frame clamp.
WOODSMITH #60 Dec 1988 pg. 20

Tip: Use a length of rope (or webbing) and a handscrew to do the same job as a web clamp or picture-frame clamp.
WOODSMITH #62 Apr 1989 pg. 3

Clamping jig to keep mitered corners tight while the glue sets. Requires two C-clamps and one handscrew.
WOODSMITH #69 Jun 1990 pg. 4

Miter joint clamp uses wooden wedges to apply clamping pressure.
WOODSMITH #95 Oct 1994 (v.16) pg. 4

Gluing picture frame miters is made easier by applying two staples to the back side of each joint before applying glue and clamping.
WOODSMITH #96 Dec 1994 (v.16) pg. 4

Right-angle (corner) jig uses eccentric cams to hold large pieces of stock upright (without the need for clamps) during assembly of a carcase or case.
WOODSMITH #101 Oct 1995 (v.17) pg. 30

Miter joint clamp is made from two pipe clamps and some pipe fittings attached to a plywood base.
WOODSMITH #120 Dec 1998 (v.20) pg. 4

Technique for using spring miter clamps without leaving unsightly dents in the corners of your work piece.
WOODSMITH #124 Aug 1999 (v.21) pg. 4

Tip shows how to use rope and four corner blocks for clamping a mitered frame.
WOODWORK #39 Jun 1996 pg. 6

Cramping style. Part 7. Suggestions for workholding devices. (1) Board planing grip. (2) Edge-planing grip. (3) Parallel leg vise. (4) Instant framing cramp.
WOODWORKER #1085 Apr 1984 (v.88) pg. 248

Picture frame clamps. (1) Wooden corner blocks are tensioned using nylon cord and small twisting sticks. (2) Light wire clamp. Angle iron corners are tensioned using wire and a guitar turning peg. (3) Stronger wire clamp uses angle iron corners and a heavier gauge wire combined with a homemade tightening mechanism.
WOODWORKER Nov 1987 (v.91#11) pg. 1001
Correction WOODWORKER Feb 1988 (v.92#2) pg. 196

How to build and use an inexpensive, adjustable picture framing jig. Wooden wedges and movable pegs are used to provide clamping force.
WOODWORKER Nov 1990 (v.94#11) pg. 1093

Special jig for clamping all four sides (at the same time) of a small box with mitered corners.
WOODWORKER Nov 1990 (v.94#11) pg. 1145

Workshop-made clamps. Two styles of handscrews (plain clamp and fillet clamp) are made from wood, tee nuts, threaded rod, wing nuts and washers. No metalworking skills required.
WOODWORKER May 1994 (v.98#5) pg. 77

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: Picture frame gluing clamp is made from wooden blocks and a length of cord.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 14

Miter clamping jig is used to assemble rectangular mitered frames (picture frames, frame-and-panel doors, etc.)
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 50

Squaring blocks for use when assembling carcase corners using C-clamps.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1993 (v.17#6) pg. 18

Tip on using a corner clamp to hold two boards at right angles while fasteners are being installed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 10

Corner clamp is made by attaching two optics holders (a kind of C-clamp) at right angles on the same board.

Multicorner miter clamp. Strap hinges and threaded rod are used to fabricate an outside clamp for holding polygon-shaped objects when gluing.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 113

Special shop-built miter clamp will hold picture frame molding in place while gluing and nailing.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 24

Clamping jig for squaring miter joints while the glue sets.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1990 (v.46#1) pg. 11

Clamping jig for frames with mitered corners uses wedges to apply pressure.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1991 (v.47#4) pg. 12

Special jigs for making wooden picture frames from wide moldings. (1) Compound-miter jig for a table saw. (2) Rabbeting jig for a table saw. (3) Clamping corners for use with a band clamp.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1993 (v.49#2) pg. 74

Single 90-degree jig is used with two C-clamps to form a miter clamp.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 20