is an unwritten law that says, “You never have enough
clamps.” But, if you choose your clamping tools carefully,
you can get a lot of versatility out of relatively few clamps.
Double Bar Clamps
- Wide panel glue-ups are made much easier by using Double
Bar Clamps, a unique, two-way clamping system that holds
your workpieces perfectly flat while it squeezes them together.
3-Way Edge Clamps
are ideal for gluing veneer tape or solid hardwood edges
onto plywood shelves, etc. They’re very inexpensive and
will save you a great deal of time when performing this
Some tips on clamping:
make sure all joints fit properly, dry-clamp all components
all workpieces carefully before clamping and gluing for
a Double Bar Clamp or alternate Aluminum Bar Clamps (one
above and one below) when gluing edge-to-edge to prevent
small pieces of scrapwood as protectors to avoid marring
rubber bands, clothespins, and stationary binder clips
make great clamps for many different jobs.
maintain a liberal coat of linseed oil on hand screws
to prevent glue build-up on the jaw